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Connect MacBook to TV with Cathode Ray Tube


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Hi all,

how can I connect my MacBook to a five years old TV (no flat screen; with cathode ray tube)? I'd like to watch movies on the TV from my MacBook library.

These are my specs:
MacBook: early 2008 version, Intel Core Duo 2.4Ghz processor, 4GB RAM.

TV: I bought it used, so I don't have all the specs. But I know it has a composite output (three small plugs: red, white, yellow) and a scart plug. Brand Philips, size 32".

Thanks a lot,

Mauro
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The red white yellow plugs are S video

You will need 3 things, a Macbook to VGA adaptor, a VGA to S-Video converter box and a 3 mm audio lead to connect the Macbooks sound output to the TV

VGA adaptor
You can get these from the Apple store, find out if your MacBook has a mini DVI or Mini DisplayPort video out connector (I think yours is Mini DVI)
Mini-DVI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mini DisplayPort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Then get the right adaptor, ie Mini DVI
Apple Mini DVI to VGA Adapter - Apple Store (U.K.)


VGA box
Next you need a converter box, I got one from this eBay seller...
PC Laptop VGA to AV S-Video TV Signal Converter Box T-7 on eBay (end time 31-Aug-10 10:18:28 BST)

Sound
To get the sound to the TV you just need a simple 3mm jack to phono lead (you may already have one lying around)
3-Ft. 1/8" Stereo to Dual Phono (RCA) Plug Y-cable - RadioShack.com

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Hi louishen,

thanks a lot for the reply. I really appreciate.

I'm running to buy these things.

M
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On the same topic:
would the configuration louishen suggested also work if I run Windows XP Home edition via Bootcamp on my Macbook?

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