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Connecting macbook to TV

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#1 Hooky1742


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Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:25 AM


I am trying (unsuccessfully) to connect my macbook to my tv. I have a fairly old TV which only has SCART inputs, and my laptop has a mini dvi output.

What I have tried so far:

- Bought mini DVI to VGA adapter. Bought VGA-SCART lead, connected to TV, select appropriate AV channel and nothing happened.
- Bought S-Video cable, an S-Video to SCART adapter (which also has red/white/yellow composite ports on it) and a VGA to S-Video adapter. Also bought a wire which goes from the 3.5mm headphone jack and splits into 2 phono cables (red and white). I can now get audio through the TV, but still no picture.

I have tried using my friends laptop as well, which has an S-Video output (thus negating the need for mini dvi to vga and vga to s-video adapters). Still had the same problem, audio but no picture.

Both laptops recognise that there is another display attached, and the TV flickers as though it is receiving a signal and trying to display it, but it just cant seem to do it. The only thing I can think of is that there is an issue with resolution settings or refresh rate settings. I have tried all available resolutions and the same thing happens with all of them. What is the standard resolution and refresh rate for a TV?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have run out of ideas to try and am starting to waste rather a lot of money on various cables/adapters, none of which seem to work!

Thanks in advance,


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