I have a MacBook Pro (thunderbolt version) I have bought some content from iTunes and want to watch it on my TV just so I can watch it on a bigger screen.
So how do I get it so I can watch it on my TV?
The movie is protected so I can't record it to DVD to play in my DVD recorder.
It seems to me 3 options:
1. Find some software that converts protected movies so I can then record to DVD so I can play on my TV.
2. Connect MacBook Pro via a cable to my TV and mirror content. Problem is my TV is an old CRT TV so only has composite (red, yellow, white cables I think are called composite? Or RCA as I always call them).
I actually did something similar in the past, I used to have a MacBook and I have a cable - I think called Mini DV to composite - anyway I plugged that up via either my TV or DVD recorder and voila it mirrored my computer content. However this cable no longer fits into my new MacBook Pro which has thunderbolt.
So maybe I can get a cable that goes from thunderbolt to composite? Any suggestions?
3. Last option I get a thunderbolt to HDMI cable and hook that up to DVD recorder (which is then hooked up to TV via my existing composite cables). However the DVD recorder's has a HDMI Out port so I'm a bit confused as to whether this method would work?
I suppose there is kind of a last option, I get Apple TV, but I don't understand what that's all about and whether that would work with my ancient TV, also I don't have Internet in my house except for 1 gig on my iphone which is what I'm using now to use this site, so no wireless here (the film I downloaded was when I was at a cafe with wireless)
And no I don't plan to buy a new TV, can't afford it right now.
So any suggestions please about what would be the easiest or cheapest way to do this?
By the way the fact I am still watching SD on CRT will give you and indication that I'm not too fussy about quality of footage as long as it's watchable.