How to Connect your Vizio XVT472SV TV to your MacBook (using a VGA cable)
Most flatscreen televisions in the market today, whether Plasma, LCD, or LED, share one common trait that is fast becoming a standard featurea"and that is the ease and simplicity of connecting them to other devices such as DVD and/or Blu-Ray players, video gaming consoles, cameras and video recorders, and personal computers.
This is true for the Vizio XVT472SV, one of the latest, mid-range HDTV models from Vizio that has excellent features (1080p, 240Hz LCD panel with local dimming LED backlighting) while still being affordable. Of course, with 4 HDMI inputs, a VGA input, USB and multiple analog inputs, both component and composite, connectivity is no problem.
So let's say you want to connect your Macbook to your TV. How do you go about it? The steps are fairly simple:
1. Before you start fiddling with cables and ports, you should turn on your Macbook to adjust the resolution. Vizio recommends setting the HDTV timing mode to VESA 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz for better picture quality. But this depends on what your Mac is capable of, so it is best to refer to what your Mac's specifications are. The Vizio's User's Manual has a helpful table of Preset Resolutions, as well as a chart for Resolutions through RGB Input that you can consult. Once you've made your adjustments, power off both your Vizio HDTV and your Macbook.
Frequently Asked Questions
Help! Cables for a Macbook to put in a TV to use as a monitor?
I have a Macbook and I want to connect my 42" lcd tv to it. What cables do I need to buy? My Macbook doesn't It have a DMI cable. Thanks in advance!
To connect your Macbook to your LCD HDTV, you need a mini adapter and a DVI-to-HDMI cable. DVI/HDMI is the best way because it's a digital video signal.
Which mini adapter you need depends on which Macbook you have.
If you have the older non-LED Macbook with a miniDVI port, you need a miniDVI-to-DVI adapter.
If you have the new LED Macbook with a miniDisplayPort, you need a miniDisplayPort-to-DVI adapter.
Read your Macbook manual to find out which Macbook you have so you don't buy the wrong adapter.
The mini adapters and the DVI-to-HDMI cable are available here: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/mac_accessories/cables?mco=NTMxNDY
Hope this helps.
How to connect macbook to projector using av cables?
Okay so I recently received the sharper image entertainment projector. The only inputs or outputs or whatever they are called, it has are for the av cables, like the red yellow and white, and that is it. There is no other way to hook it up to a device. Is there some kind of cable or converter i can buy that will allow me to hook my macbook pro to the projector using the cables?
Here is a link to the projector and its specs
Where can I get the cables necessary to connect my MacBook to my TV?
I want to play videos on my MacBook but have the video displayed on my home TV (non-high definition). I can't seem to get a straight answer on what are the necessary cables, what are they called and where I can find them!
Your macbook has mini-DVI cable out. You need a mini-DVI to DVI cable. If your TV has recently been purchased then you also need a DVI to HDMI adapter as this will allow for conection to your tv.
What cables do I need to connect my macbook pro to my hdtv?
I bought a vga cable which connects to my macbook pro. something must connect to the other side of the vga cable which connects it to the hdtv. I dont have any cables that fit the other side of the vga cable. Does anyone know what cable i should buy?
Actually the VGA is not the best option for you. For best video and audio quality transmission to your HDTV you should use the mini display port to HDMI adapter and then HDMI cable to your TV. Here is the adapter:
And here is the HDMI cable:
If you need further help connecting your computer to your HDTV check out my article on how to do just that:
What cables do I need to connect my macbook pro and Pioneer 5020 TV?
I have a 15'' macbook pro which I bought from the Apple store brand new in August of last year. I also have a Pioneer PDP-5020 HD plasma tv, and I would like to know what cables I need to get in order to watch movies from Netflix on my TV.
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