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    How Do I?
    Hello mac users.

    I am fairly new to mac's. I am wondering what excatly I need to hook up my macbook so that I can see it on my tv screen (I want to watch mlb.tv on the big screen) tahnks for your help

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    What sort of TV do you have? Does it have DVI/VGA inputs? What about sound. Does it have a 3.5mm input jack or a optical audio input? Or does your TV only have composite/component inputs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    What sort of TV do you have? Does it have DVI/VGA inputs? What about sound. Does it have a 3.5mm input jack or a optical audio input? Or does your TV only have composite/component inputs?
    not 100% sure about that

    It has 2 output holes at the front for an audio and video cords

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    What about the back? Can you take a look and describe what sort of connections you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    What about the back? Can you take a look and describe what sort of connections you have?
    there is one Ant. input spot, where the cable cord or satellite cord goes in

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    You would need one of these bad boys:

    http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/2041/...9319ga_125.gif

    A mini-dvi to video adapter. $19.99

    Sorry if i stole your thunder Kash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadsgravy View Post
    Sorry if i stole your thunder Kash!
    It's all good. As long as the OP's questions got answered :black:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadsgravy View Post
    You would need one of these bad boys:

    http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/2041/...9319ga_125.gif

    A mini-dvi to video adapter. $19.99

    Sorry if i stole your thunder Kash!

    thanks mates, so then when I get that do I need the s-video cord thing or what plugs from the TV to that mini dvi adapter

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    Yea, that's just the adapter. You'll have to get yourself an composite cable to connect the adapter to the TV. Here is the link to the item at the Apple Store

    Mini-DVI to Video Adapter

    Now, that adapter is just for the video. There is an adapter you can buy that converts 3.5mm to composite. My speakers came with one, I'm sure you can buy one for cheap at your local Radio Shack or equivalent.


    Edit: Here we go, Apple has what I'm talking about

    Stereo Connection Kit

    Now, don't actually BUY the one I linked to. Those are WAY overpriced. I just posted a link so you knew what I was talking about.

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    Yea I would go s-video if you can find a mini-dvi to s-video cable cause the composite video quality on most tvs in minimal.

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