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Jan 15, 2010, 02:37 AM
Sorry for the noob question but is there any problems with this that I need to know? I'd rather get the DVI to HDMI cable than the DVI to VGA. Thanks'

Jan 15, 2010, 03:47 AM
From my research, I found the ADP isn't powerful enough. May just get the DVI to VGA.

Jan 15, 2010, 05:56 AM
So you are trying to hook up the ADP port on your graphics card to a 720p TV?

All 3 are the same type of DVI as ADP has extra pins for data and power and HDMI has extra pins for audio. I don't see why the proper adapters wouldn't work? Which graphics card do you have? Any of them should have no problem with the 720p resolution.


Jan 15, 2010, 07:01 AM
720p is low resolution for a computer. Even VGA can handle it with a lot of room left over.

Jan 15, 2010, 10:45 AM
Hmmm, maybe it was 1080p that I read about the trouble being with?

Yea I am trying to hook up the ADP port to the HDMI 720p port.

It's my gf's old mac so I am unsure about the full specs. I wrote down 533mHz PowerPC G4, 640sdram. I think this one (http://eshop.macsales.com/Descriptions/specs/Framework.cfm?page=g4da.html&title=Power%20Macintosh%20G4%20Digital%20Audio) is exactly it. Suggestions?

Can you guys help me find the right cables to order on monoprice.com?

Jan 15, 2010, 12:25 PM
Never mind, figured out my own answer. I need a ADC to DVI then DVI to HDMI connection.

Jan 22, 2010, 08:35 PM
Finally got all the adapters and the tv isn't getting any signal. I have a ADP > DVI adapter and a DVI > HDMI adapter. Is there something I am doing wrong? Do I need a DVI > VGA instead?