Using a PC VGA to TV RCA S-Video Converter on mac

sakura9, Jun 8, 7:17am
Using a PC VGA to TV RCA S-Video Converter on mac I have one of these converters that I bought for my old laptop. I now want to use it with my macbook which has a mini dvi, to watch video files and dvds through my tv. Im wondering what is the best thing to do a) buy a mini dvi to VGA cable to connect the macbook to my existing converter or b) just buy the Apple Mini-DVI to Video Adapter (is this all thats needed to play videos and dvds on my macbook through the tv?) Both options cost about the same. Hope this makes sense!

morrisman1, Jun 8, 7:25am
I personally would get the mini-dvi to vga adapter as that will be more versatile and will allow you to connect an external computer monitor or projector. You can use your existing adapter to adapt from the vga to tv signal. If you bought the mini-dvi to video adapter you would be limited to using it with your tv

sakura9, Jun 8, 7:51am
Thanks morrisman1 Sounds like that would give me more options. I was just trying to work out whether it was worth hanging on to the existing adapter as I paid quite a bit for it or getting rid of it on here! Cheers.

morrisman1, Jun 8, 9:35am
If you have an LCD tv then theres a good chance it will have a vga input on it and that way you get much better quality

dino7, Jun 8, 10:31am
Re1 how about selling your vga to rca converter on here (to me:P) to help pay for the other gear you would be handy to use with my netbook (no tv out)

dr.benway, Jun 8, 11:45am
The apple video adapter, has both rca (composite) and s-video connectors...

sakura9, Jun 9, 3:10am
Managed to get the old laptop working So will just keep using the adapter with that for now. Thanks for the advice guys!

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