what chord do i need to hook a macbook up to an external monitor

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  1. KuntryFresh

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    im getting a samsung 32 in hdtv. it has pc plugs to use it as a monitor but the guy at best buy said macbooks needed some special hook up or chord not the regular one. any ideas on what this is or where i get it?
     
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    i have a samsung hdtv. it has a vga port and 2 hdmi ports. i thought i would be able to use my desktop pc on my hdtv with a dvi to hdmi cable...but i was never able to get the resolution to look good (the hdtv's native resolution is 1366x768)

    long story short, if your hdtv has a vga port, use it!
     
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    you can get a HDMI to DVI to mini DVI
     
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    best option.

    VGA WILL drop the quality and it'll look like complete shit with a 800x600 resolution.
     
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    I have a powerbook, DVI out to the vga port on my sammy tv. looks good :coold:
     
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    if he's using a samsung hdtv like i have, he won't be able to get the resolution correct over hdmi. the vga port on the hdtv was put there for a reason
     
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    oh course he might not be able to get the resolution to match exactly... but all he'll have is a small bar on both sides of the screen.

    It's better to have 1024 x 720 rather than 800 x 600
     
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    mbp + $6 15' DVI to HDMI Firefold cable, 42" 1080p pioneer plasma

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    Yes, but you have a 1080P TV 1920x1080 resolution. That setup works well with a 1080P TV, I have almost the same from my macbook. If he does that to a 720P TV(which at 32" probably is) the resolution will get all jacked up and he wont be able to select one that looks the best since the DVI to HDMI will auto select the native resolution(at least it does on the Macbook). With VGA he will be able to select a different resolution that will look right on his TV.
     
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    omg dock :ugh:
     
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