Hooking up my Macbook to a TV...

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    I am a teacher, and I want to be able to display a few short video clips, as well as some powerpoint presentationsthat I downloaded onto my macbook. My school only has a few LCD projectors, so I will have to just display the videos onto the TV.

    The TV has the normal red, white yellow A/V inputs, and I think it might have S-video (not sure right now). What do I need to buy to make this happen?
     
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    If politicians actually gave money to schools they could afford it.

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    It actually is a ghetto school...

    My classes this year are about 90% black, and 40% special ed.
    Almost everyone is on free lunch, my smallest class has 28 students.
    Last year my pass rate was 31%, and no-one even blinked an eye...

    As far as technology, we are getting better. We just got 3 carts of 24 iBooks last year. Also every hallway is monitored by survalance cameras, and we have a new set of walk through metal detectors...


    But anyway, I knew I needed something like the DVI-VGA adapter, but I forgot about the sound... Thanks...
     
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    Make sure you get the mini-dvi and not just regular dvi.
     
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    OK, I'm all set, now, once I plug in the mini DVI-Video cable how do I switch from my screen to the TV? I know on my old Dell I would hit Shift+F5, but what do I hit here?
     
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    yea, I just tried it and you are right... now another question. When I plug in the adapter the changes to 1024X768 (interlaced), and I can't seem to fit the whole screen oon the TV. I understand that the macbook is Widscreen, NAd teh TV is not, but still I'd like to be able to view the entire screen somehow...
     
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    love your av.... free bump...
     
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    usually when i display to a tv with my powerbook, i have it so it's like i'm using a dual monitor display instead of having the screen mirrored on both displays. as for sound, i have a mini-stereo to composite adapter that i got from radio shack for a couple bucks.
     

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