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DA_T_84
07-23-2012, 11:13 AM
So, I now live in TX and have to watch the games online. I have a nice TV, and so I want to hook the computer up to it.

The problem: I have a Macbook from around 2007.

I bought a Male/Male 15ft HDMI-to-MiniDisplay port cable. The HDMI side works perfect with the TV, obviously.

However, the MiniDisplay port end is significantly smaller than the display port on the computer.

So I need the correct male/male cable, or an adaptor for the cable I already bought.

Any links to the cable or adaptor I need to buy will get some sweet rep and some casino cash for that ass.

TIA

loochy
07-23-2012, 11:18 AM
So, I now live in TX and have to watch the games online. I have a nice TV, and so I want to hook the computer up to it.

The problem: I have a Macbook from around 2007.

I bought a Male/Male 15ft HDMI-to-MiniDisplay port cable. The HDMI side works perfect with the TV, obviously.

However, the MiniDisplay port end is significantly smaller than the display port on the computer.

So I need the correct male/male cable, or an adaptor for the cable I already bought.

Any links to the cable or adaptor I need to buy will get some sweet rep and some casino cash for that ass.

TIA

I believe that you have mini-dvi out.


http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1562

Connect to an external display or projection device that uses a DVI, VGA, composite, or S-video connector. Depending on the type of external device you're connecting to, you can use:

a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter
a Mini-DVI to VGA adapter
or a Mini-DVI to Video adapter

all sold separately at the Apple Store.

The video output port allows video mirroring, which allows you to see the same image on your MacBook display and on an external monitor, television, or projector. It also allows extended desktop, in which the second display gives you additional desktop real estate. You can use your MacBook in lid closed mode if the computer is connected to an external display, keyboard, and mouse.

Note: The Mini-DVI to VIdeo adapter and its S-video and composite connections are not supported on MacBook computers with NVIDIA graphics cards such as the MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009) and MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009).


Check this out:
Mini DVI to HDMI adapter.

$4.98

Monoprice rules!

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10419&cs_id=1041912&p_id=4852&seq=1&format=2

DA_T_84
07-23-2012, 11:29 AM
I believe that you have mini-dvi out.




Check this out:
Mini DVI to HDMI adapter.

$4.98

Monoprice rules!

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10419&cs_id=1041912&p_id=4852&seq=1&format=2

First off, thank you. Secondly - is there an adaptor for the current cable I have?

Looks like I would have to get a HDMI to HDMI male/male cable if I got that adaptor, which is not an issue. But if there is one out there to where I would only need to purchase the one instead of both, that would be ideal.

Thank you, and rep!

loochy
07-23-2012, 11:34 AM
First off, thank you. Secondly - is there an adaptor for the current cable I have?

Looks like I would have to get a HDMI to HDMI male/male cable if I got that adaptor, which is not an issue. But if there is one out there to where I would only need to purchase the one instead of both, that would be ideal.

Thank you, and rep!

Most of the HDMI cables from monoprice are super inexpensive anyway

DA_T_84
07-23-2012, 11:38 AM
Most of the HDMI cables from monoprice are super inexpensive anyway

sweet. I'll snag those this evening.

DA_T_84
07-23-2012, 11:43 AM
not sure how to gift you casino cash....

loochy
07-23-2012, 12:13 PM
not sure how to gift you casino cash....

You don't have to send any. However, for future reference, I think you have to go to the casino.