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#307217 - 05/19/10 01:20 PM cables from monoprice
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I just ordered a couple of cables from monoprice to use with my laptop in a hotel room--so I can watch my movies not hunched over the desk with my earbuds, but on the room TV. Not those kind of movies, Bob & Micah...

Anyway, I got a 10 foot MiniDP->HDMI and a 10 foot premium 3.5"->dual RCA. The premium cable is laughably large:



Yes, that's two separate big fat cables coming out of the 3.5" connector.
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#307223 - 05/19/10 01:28 PM Re: cables from monoprice [Re: Ken.C]
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They are large but at the cost of not being flexible and stiff.
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#307225 - 05/19/10 01:29 PM Re: cables from monoprice [Re: BlueJays1]
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Needless to say, that goes in the checked luggage... I don't need more copper hanging off my shoulder.
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#307227 - 05/19/10 01:35 PM Re: cables from monoprice [Re: Ken.C]
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This thread brings up a question that I have. My wife has a Macbook Pro that we would like to connect to our LG HDTV. Is this the type of cable that I need or is there a better way to connect the two. Thanks.

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#307228 - 05/19/10 01:38 PM Re: cables from monoprice [Re: davidsch]
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If it's the new MBP with the mini displayport out, then you do need at least the miniDP->HDMI cable. It's about $10 for a 10 footer. Now, if you want to do digital audio (and I assume you do), those MBPs have optical out on the same jack as the headphone connector. I'm sure monoprice sells a cable for that, too. I chose to go with analog because I'm not sure how advanced the TVs in hotels are. I'm counting on them having HDMI, but not necessarily optical.


Edited by kcarlile (05/19/10 01:39 PM)
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#307232 - 05/19/10 01:54 PM Re: cables from monoprice [Re: Ken.C]
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In your experience, do all the hotels you normally stay in have flat-screen TVs with exposed jacks?
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#307233 - 05/19/10 01:58 PM Re: cables from monoprice [Re: pmbuko]
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These days, yup.


Edited by kcarlile (05/19/10 02:00 PM)
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#307234 - 05/19/10 02:01 PM Re: cables from monoprice [Re: Ken.C]
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You're doing well. My last hotel had a 27" tube TV with a snowy picture.
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#307235 - 05/19/10 02:01 PM Re: cables from monoprice [Re: Ken.C]
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And the handicapped remote they provide you with allows you to switch inputs?
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#307236 - 05/19/10 02:01 PM Re: cables from monoprice [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
If it's the new MBP with the mini displayport out, then you do need at least the miniDP->HDMI cable. It's about $10 for a 10 footer. Now, if you want to do digital audio (and I assume you do), those MBPs have optical out on the same jack as the headphone connector. I'm sure monoprice sells a cable for that, too. I chose to go with analog because I'm not sure how advanced the TVs in hotels are. I'm counting on them having HDMI, but not necessarily optical.


You're always helpful Ken!

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