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    Connecting macbook to plasma tv
    What connecting device would i need to use to connet my macbook to my 42" plasma tv?

    For anyone else with this set up....how does it look? how is the resolution?

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    Depending on the AV connections on your TV, either Apple's mini DVI-> DVI adapter or the mini DVI-> video adapter.

    The first requires a DVI connection on your TV, the second will give you a composite or s-video out.

    The resolution will depend on your TV - if it's high-def (720p) it will probably be able to display in 1280x720, which is almost as good as the macbooks display. If its standard def, it will look a bit pixelated.

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    I use the DVI to VGA adapter to connect my Macbook to my Sony Bravia TV.

    We can't be much help unless you can tell us what kind of connections your TV has and what you're wanting to hook it up to.
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    http://www.maxentusa.com/_coreModule...uctMasterID=14

    its this tv, i guess theres no DVI, i need to go through composite and s video out

    It's and EDTV so i guess it might be a little better than standard?

    I just wanted to see if it can serve as an external monitor and just surf the internet from the plasma.

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    You'll need to get the mini-DVI to video adapter and an S-Video cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb
    You'll need to get the mini-DVI to video adapter and an S-Video cable.
    As Aptmunich wrote, it will be pixelated. It's definately not pretty. Ran the same setup on a friend's Mac to his 62" HDTV, hurts the eyes.

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