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    using Tv as monitor
    I have the Micro DVI on the macbook. Will a Micro DVI to VGA send out the full resolution I want?

    Apple Micro-DVI to VGA Adapter - Apple Store (U.S.)


    My TV has VGA and HDMI but there is no Micro DV to HDMI that I can find. My TV is 720p
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    Do you own a MacBook Air model? The adapter you refer to is for the Air, not the MacBook or MacBook Pro line. If you own the Air and your TV has a DVI input, it would be best to purchase the Micro DVI to DVI cable instead for best results. DVI to VGA may work OK, but it depends on your TV.

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    ended up going Micro DVI to DVI to HDMI.
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    Since the op has not verified they have a MacBook Air and not a MacBook:

    Just to be specific for others that may run into this thread - if you're looking at this thread and you have a "MacBook" you do not have a micro-DVI port on your machine. As of the date of this post, Only the "MacBook Air" in the Apple line-up has ever had micro-DVI.

    For those that find this thread through a google search and are on the hunt for how to get your Mac connected to your TV, you'll probably want to have a read of the following thread.

    Connecting your Mac to a TV
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