View Full Version : Using iBook to watch DVD on a TV....is it worth it?

Jan 15, 2006, 12:07 PM
I know using a TV as a PC monitor is useless (lack of resolution), but is that the same for watching DVD's..? i mean, does it look like any other DVD player.?

thought i'd check before i shell out for the cables.

thanks, df.

Jan 15, 2006, 12:20 PM
No, works great - we use the iBook when we're on holiday for watching through hotel and apartment TV's. This is what you need:

To show iBook display on a television. Monster® iTV® Link™ for iBook® Computer

Link: http://www.monstercable.com/productP...t.asp?pin=2083

If your television doesn't have s-Video input, you can also add this adaptor to be able to use the above cable with a SCART interface:


You may get slight fringing with the scart adaptor, but that's just signal attenuation because you have the extra component in the mix. It's certainly not an issue - just better without if you can plug the Monster cable straight into an s-video socket.

Happy viewing! :)

Jan 15, 2006, 12:50 PM
much appreciated. just as i'd hoped.


Jan 15, 2006, 02:28 PM
Using an iBook over s-video on TV is never going to look as good as a progressive scan DVD player connected via component video or above, it really depends on your standards. Personally I think movies look like crap no matter what you play them on using s-video.

Jan 15, 2006, 02:36 PM
They look great :)

Jan 16, 2006, 02:48 AM
I realised the links I posted above from a different thread entry don't work as they've been truncated, so here's some that do:



Happy hunting. :)