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Mini-DVI to Video Adapter for new Macbook?


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Greetings,

I was interested in an adapter to connect the Macbook to the tv, and based on my type of television this seemed to be the best option. However, I noticed in the fine print that it says:
"This adapter is not compatible with the 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo white MacBook introduced in January 2009."
So my question is, what adapter would be compatible with the new Macbook?
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You'll need the mini-DVI to VGA adapter and then a converter similar to one of these.

I make no guarantees on this one. Most folks have been unsuccessful obtaining composite output.

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Why doesn't the mini-DVI to Video Adapter from Apple work with new Macbooks? It has a mini-DVI port, so what is the compatibility issue?
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Have not seen anyone write anything specifically about it and have seen nothing from Apple except that it will not work.

My guess... is that it is a digital only port beginning with the 2009 models and the mini-dvi to vga adapter they sell does the conversion to analog rather than both analog and digital being available at the port. Have read many that have tried using just a vga to video adapter off that... invariably without success.

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