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mingsaque
May 5, 2004, 12:16 PM
I have a new G4 iBook and would like to connect it to my television to watch DVD movies. How do I go about doing this? I am not computer savvy, but would like to take advantage of Real.coms .99 cent movie rentals when my grandchildren visit.

Thanks

Ming

mactastic
May 5, 2004, 12:26 PM
You'll need one of these. (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/72304/wo/5V4oOAHBEmok2s3PBTm1yxPtuMG/1.3.0.5.10.3.27.1.13.0) Unfortunately it doesn't come with your iBook. It will allow you to connect to a TV through either an S-Video or standard VGA.

mingsaque
May 5, 2004, 12:39 PM
mactastic
Thank you for your speedy reply. I will pick up the adapter and hopefully have a moviethon with my granddaughter this weekend. :)

mactastic
May 5, 2004, 01:37 PM
You're very welcome.

Oh and I forgot, don't forget to get something to get the audio from your 'book to the TV too, probably a miniplug-to-RCA type cable. The iBook's speakers are nice, but you don't want to have to listen to a movie on them....

Abstract
May 5, 2004, 07:18 PM
Yeah, I was going to say the same thing about the sound.

dukemeiser
May 5, 2004, 08:05 PM
Something like this (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000069AOP/102-8237196-3516946?v=glance) for the audio. I'd get it at walmart.

varmit
May 5, 2004, 09:51 PM
get it at compusa.

http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/2041/542/store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/ibook_avcable_125.jpg

it connects into your audio jack, and does audio and video

abhishekit
May 6, 2004, 10:11 AM
get it at compusa.

http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/2041/542/store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/ibook_avcable_125.jpg

it connects into your audio jack, and does audio and video
u wd still need the mini-dvi to svideo/video adaptor, which someone mentioned earlier..

mactastic
May 6, 2004, 11:46 AM
get it at compusa.



it connects into your audio jack, and does audio and video

That is for the older iBooks. The new ones don't have the AV port.

mactastic
May 6, 2004, 11:47 AM
u wd still need the mini-dvi to svideo/video adaptor, which someone mentioned earlier..

There's no mini-DVI on an iBook, only on the 12" PB. The iBook has a mini-VGA out.

abhishekit
May 6, 2004, 12:54 PM
yah..so mini-vga to svideo/video adaptor then...

n mactastic: love that song in ur sig :)

mingsaque
May 6, 2004, 12:58 PM
Thanks everyone for the info.

7on
May 6, 2004, 05:59 PM
don't forget to do the "Detect Displays" in the Display Preference pane when you have it all set up.

bigoranget
May 7, 2004, 12:00 AM
That is for the older iBooks. The new ones don't have the AV port.

Yes, they do. The A/V port supports both composite and S-Video. You can by the mini-plug adapters directly from apple.