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hi everyone i'm here to ask whether anyone knows how to connect macbook to a lcd tv. As i know it's possible to connect pc to a lcd tv via vga cable but there's not any vga socket on macbook or are there any male usb to male vga cable??? in order to connect it to the macbook's usb,anyone has tried or knows how to connect please tell me it'd help me so much

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You will need to purchase a mini-dvi to VGA or DVI cable from the Apple store. I managed to get them to throw in a Mini-DVI to VGA when I purchased my MacBook. Only problem is that you need to connect sound to an Amp or get a 3.5mm headphone jack to phono cable and plug it into the TV.
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But what do u mean by "problem is that you need to connect sound to an Amp or get a 3.5mm headphone jack to phono cable and plug it into the TV." and other than mini-dvi to VGA or DVI cable(how it looks like) or can i use other vga cables (the common ones)
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Here is a link that might help you.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....7.0.0.1.3.1.1

You need a mini dvi to dvi or mini dvi to vga depending on your monitor. You also need a cable to get the sound to the tv from the macbook (from headphone output specifically.
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In order to connect the new macbooks and macbook pro's to an analog television, follow this video tutorial:

YouTube - How To Connect your New Unibody Macbook to your TV
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