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Connceting mac to HD TV: mini-display to DVI vs HDMi?

mtsmts Dr. Robot KingRegistered User regular
So finally got around to getting an HD TV. I was thinking it might be nice to be able to hook my macbook up to the TV.

Is there really any difference from going mini display to DVI vs HDMI? my monitor does have a DVI input but i also have a VGA connector so i could use that.

I know i would need something for sound anyways.
What type of cable would i need for that? 3.55mm to?

mts on


  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    dvi is the same as hdmi

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  • NackmaNackma Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I use a Mini DVI to VGA adaptor linked into a VGA + 3.5 Audio with my early '08 macbook, and It works Amazingly. Monoprice links for helpfulness:

    Mini DVI to VGA

    VGA + 3.5 Audio (10')

    Though, I noticed you said you had Mini Display Port, which is more expensive for this route:

    Mini-DP to VGA

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  • mtsmts Dr. Robot King Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    i actually already have a mini-dp to VGA adaptor. i didn't think the TV had a VGA port but poking around apparently i do and it is conveniently located next to a 3.55mm jack so i might have to go with that cable you linked so thanks!

    mts on
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