Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    connect macbook pro to cable box

    Member Since
    Sep 21, 2010
    Posts
    3
    connect macbook pro to cable box
    Hi,

    I am completely new to mac, and am trying to figure out how to hook up my macbook pro 13 inch to my cable box and if its at all possible.

    So I know I have to get the minidisplay to hdmi accessory.

    Now my question is the following, my tv is analog, but i have a hd cable box that converts the signal. Its from time warner.

    It has an hdmi plug in the back (and it connects to my tv with the audio/video cables).

    I would like to know if I get a hdmi cable,
    1. Can I view the images from my computer on my tv?
    2. Can I view the images from my tv on the computer?

    Thanks

    brazilianhippie

  2. #2
    connect macbook pro to cable box
    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    8,184
    Specs:
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    You do not want to connect the MBP to the cable box, you want to connect it to the TV directly..

    The cablebox will output HDMI to the TV, and wouldn't allow you to use it as a pass-through..

    Regards

  3. #3
    connect macbook pro to cable box

    Member Since
    Sep 21, 2010
    Posts
    3
    Thanks for your response.

    How would be the best way to connect it then so that I could both see the cable tv images on my computer, and see my computer on the tv?

    The tv has either those 3 audio/video cables, or a svideo cord

  4. #4
    connect macbook pro to cable box
    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    8,184
    Specs:
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    The only way I can think of you watching cable TV on your MBP would be to go through a separate box that would take the cable feed and then bring it into the MBP through the USB port..so see your computer on the TV, you'd just use the minidisplayport to HDMI converter and use the TV as a second monitor to your MBP..

    Regards

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Connect Macbook Pro to internet using ethernet cable HELP PLEASE!!!
    By maclover101 in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-12-2011, 08:54 AM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-05-2011, 08:55 PM
  3. What Cable to I need to Connect MacBook to TV?
    By DanielT in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 05-15-2011, 08:45 PM
  4. How do i connect my cable box to my 27" imac
    By jstylez10 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-11-2010, 09:53 PM
  5. what cable to buy to connect MacBook Pro to HDTV?
    By saguakid in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-02-2009, 02:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •