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I was wondering if this cable would be appropiate to connect my MacBook to my HDTV. I already have Mini DVI to DVI adapter, but my TV doesn't have DVI, only HDMI.

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That'll work. It's what I use with my MBP.

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Thanks dude. I still can't understand why some of these cable go for $40 in stores when you can get them for $4 online.

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Because people believe that hdmi and dvi cables need to be of top quality construction. However this is not the case because hdmi/dvi cables send digital signals, it either works or it doesn't. You do want to look for a good shielded cable if your using an analog source such as s-video, rca, etc.
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Because people believe that hdmi and dvi cables need to be of top quality construction. However this is not the case because hdmi/dvi cables send digital signals, it either works or it doesn't. You do want to look for a good shielded cable if your using an analog source such as s-video, rca, etc.
Best Buy and them jack the prices for profits. Those cables don't cost more than a few dollars. It makes up for the little margin they make selling other items. That's why they are always pushing you to buy accessories.


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Exactly, best buy is by far the worst place to go buy accessories from. I was told that the monster cables they try to rip people off with cost them around 10 dollars yet they think im going to buy it for 125 dollars
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I got a bunch of cables and accesories for about $25:

6.6ft DVI to HDMI cable
2 meter HDMI 1.3b cable
12ft of fiber optic cable
2 Toslink to Mini plug adapters

Try to get that in Best Buy!

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hey wheeljack, monoprice has really great cables for a really cheap price. check them out whenever needing to buy audio/video cables. i just purchased some high quality HDMI cables (gold plated) for about $6! i'm currently using a gold plated DVI-D cable that i got for $10 to run my macbook to my external monitor and it works great!
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Umm you need mini dvi to hdmi not dvi to hdmi
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No you don't, as there is no such thing. You need to attach the cable discussed above to the mini DVI to DVI adaptor.
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Would using this on a MBP solve the problem of the image not filling the entire screen? I currently use a DVI to S-video adaptor, but there is a 2" black bar around the entire screen.
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Would using this on a MBP solve the problem of the image not filling the entire screen? I currently use a DVI to S-video adaptor, but there is a 2" black bar around the entire screen.
It should. S-Video does not have enough bandwidth to fill a 1280x720 or 1920x1080 picture.

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If the op has a MacBook not Pro then that cable won't work unless he goes mini dvi to dvi the use that cable the picture would terrible though
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Would using this on a MBP solve the problem of the image not filling the entire screen? I currently use a DVI to S-video adaptor, but there is a 2" black bar around the entire screen.
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If the op has a MacBook not Pro then that cable won't work unless he goes mini dvi to dvi the use that cable the picture would terrible though
I do have the Mini DVI to DVI adapter. Why do you say the picture will be terrible with this cable? Because of the use of two adapters (mini dvi to dvi, dvi to hdmi)?? It shouldn't!!

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To many connections you can get hd through the mini dvi to dvi cable you know
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