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jsado13
Sep 2, 2009, 06:19 AM
I have an iMac G4 800 mhz that I'd like to mirror to a 46" Samsung HDTV. I bought the Apple mini dv to both composite and s-video converter. When I plug it in, all I get is a scrambled version of what's on my mac. Any ideas on how to fix this and actually get video to transfer?



Durandal549
Sep 2, 2009, 08:47 PM
It doesn't look like that model had a mini-DVI port.

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/imac-g4-flat-panel-faq/imac-g4-video-processor-second-display-non-mirrored-hack.html

It looks like it had mini-vga.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini-VGA

So you could mirror it with this cable (as long as your Samsung has a VGA in):

http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Mini-VGA-VGA-Display-Adapter/dp/B000068BSC

You could get a mini-vga to composite/s-video adaptor but those video standards are resolution limited.