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    Video output on MacBook?
    What do I need to run video from my Macbook into my plasma tv? Does anyone know what the quality would be? I am thinking about getting Guitar Hero for MAC and was wondering if that would work and what the video quality might be.

    Thanks!

    I know on my iBook I just had to get an adapter...but I am having trouble finding the info for Macbook.


    edit: Mini DVI to VGA.....

    If anyone knows what the video quality might be, that would be great!

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    What hook ups are on you tv?

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    HDMI, Component, S-Video, Composite....I think a VGA too. It's a 42" Panasonic.

    I know I need a Mini DVI to VGA converter I think....just really curious as to the quality.

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    Prolly the best route for you to go to obtain the best quality is:

    Mini DVI to DVI (from Apple) then DVI to HDMI (Newegg has good prices on cables).

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    I have the Mini DVI to Composite and S-Video adapter. With both Composite and S-Video, the quality at the highest resolution on a brand new wide screen is terrible for anything other than watching movies, playing video games, or showing slideshows.

    You will definitely be best off going with DVI/HDMI or VGA. Avoid Apple adapters just because of the markup. I have read some complaints about the longevity of their adapters, too, but I'm guessing it's no better or worse than any others.

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    Yeah, I would only be using it to play games on my tv...not watching movies....hmm...it might just have to be an experiment.

    thanks for the info everyone!

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    hmmm..i can't find a Mini DVI to HDMI on newegg....??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepy_monkey View Post
    hmmm..i can't find a Mini DVI to HDMI on newegg....??
    You need one of these DVI to HDMI, and Apple's mini-DVI to DVI cables.

    So it will go mini-DVI-->DVI-->HDMI. Hope that makes sense

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    you can find a mini dvi to hdmi at monoprice.com. great prices on well made cables and accessories.

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