The Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter is designed for use with the iMac (Intel Core Duo), MacBook, and 12-inch PowerBook G4. Connect the adapter to the Mini-DVI port of the computer and the VGA end of the adapter to an external VGA monitor or projector.
You can use this cable in both video mirroring and extended desktop modes.
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I bought an old 23' apple cinema display that I need to connect to a macbook pro. Can someone tell me what kind of connector i need?
- Asked by Tina R from Orlando
what cable do i need to hook up my mac book pro to my HD Television?
- Asked by Vanessa Y from Naughton
Moshi Mini DP to HDMI adapter its 35$ but used to connect your mac to an hd tv
- Answered by Marc O
will this work for my 2009 macbook pro 15"?
- Asked by Ami J from Baytown
what cable do I use from an imac to a HDMI port on my HDTV that is 6 feet away?
- Asked by Lois P from Volcano
what cable do i need to connect my 2009 13" macbook pro to my Vizio tv or any tv?
- Asked by Ben S from Jacksonville
You need a "mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable". Google or search the Apple Store with that term in quot You need a "mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable". Google or search the Apple Store with that term in quotes and you will find many options. That's only half the issue for TV viewing with Macs older than 2010, however.
The 2009 MacBooks (and I'm 99.9% sure this applies to the Pros from then, too) won't pass sound through the mini DisplayPort, only video. So you will need a separate audio solution. You can listen through the computer's speakers if you want, but the sound won't be great. The only other option for sound output is to use the Mac's headphone port to connect a 3.5mm stereo cable to, well, something. I'll try to explain below.
Vizio TVs are not configured to allow you to pull a digital video signal off the HDMI input and an analog audio signal off a different input simultaneously, so if you connect the mini DisplayPort to one of the TV's HDMI ports you will not be able to get any sound through the TV speakers, and will need some other speaker somewhere in your setup. As I said above, this could just be the computer's speakers if you don't want to use any other cables, but if you want better sound you can run a headphone cable to something like a small portable speaker, or to a full-fledged stereo receiver. I ran a cable which split my 3.5mm headphone port into 2 standard red and white RCA stereo connections into the back of my surround sound stereo receiver and listened that way. It worked great for years. …
- Answered by Patricia H from Ridgefield