View Full Version : dvd/tv output question

me hate windows
Feb 25, 2002, 04:55 PM
My parents want to purchase a g4 400 with a dvdrom becauase they dont have enough $ to get a new iMac. It has a Rage 128 pro with a VGA out and DVI out. They want to be able to watch DVD's on their tv with the G4 and not buy a separate DVD player. But since there is no S-video, they cant do it. I know there are those USB and FireWire video doodads and other graphics cards. But they dont want to pay more than 700 total(thats how much it is with the monitor). Are there any VGA to TV adaptors or DVI to TV adaptors? I need some help here.

Feb 25, 2002, 05:07 PM
Well, it definitely wont just be an adapter or a cable. You can get VGA to coax or svideo converters for anywhere from $50 to $300. They are usually for presentations. Or you can get a dazzle unit, but MAKE SURE IT CAN DO OUTPUT!! Most of the cheaper ones just input. Tell them to get a good deal on a 500mhz iBook. It has the vga AND composite video out. Its not as fast as the G4, but may be close enough for them.

Feb 25, 2002, 05:24 PM
We were told that we could output from our dv iMac to our Tv using the video mirroring port BUT when I talked to someone at Apple they said that I need to get a cable. I gave up looking for this "cable" because I couldn't find it.
If anyone knows about this, please let me know.

Feb 25, 2002, 09:35 PM
I typed "VGA toTV" into Yahoo and companies come up. Also, ebay has some matches

Feb 25, 2002, 10:33 PM
I'm going to look into video out through firewire. We don't have a digi cam so we bought a Sony digital converter box and have used that to export imovies. The question is...why can't I use that to export a DVD playing to a TV cabled to the box's output?