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Old Apr 2, 2006, 07:10 PM   #1
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I'm trying to figure out how to do TV Out on my PowerMac G5, and using monitor spanning, not mirroring. I want to connect to my TV using composite (S-video will work, I'll just need an S-video to composite adapter). Apple has a DVI->TV Out adapter, which would be great, except I'm using the DVI port on my Mac for my monitor (VGA with the adapter that came with it). So, now, I'm left with a useless ADC port. Right now it seems like my only option is to buy a new video card with TV out built in, but that's way more money than I'd like to spend. But there has to be an easier way...does anyone know if something like an ADC->TV adapter exists? Thanks
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 07:14 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure Apple sells a ADC to DVI adapter for about $30. Then hook the DVI to TV adapter to that. Maybe not the best solution, but it should work.
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I agree, that sounds like the best option, but I'd be a little wary about adapting the signal from an adapter. Let us know how it goes!
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I'm pretty sure Apple sells a ADC to DVI adapter for about $30. Then hook the DVI to TV adapter to that. Maybe not the best solution, but it should work.
That wont work at all since ADC is all digital.

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I agree, that sounds like the best option, but I'd be a little wary about adapting the signal from an adapter. Let us know how it goes!
This wont work either due to again, ADC only carries digital signals, not both analog and digital, which is what your VGA monitor and S-video relies on.
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 08:44 PM   #5
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That wont work at all since ADC is all digital.



This wont work either due to again, ADC only carries digital signals, not both analog and digital, which is what your VGA monitor and S-video relies on.

Are you saying that ADC is DVI-D and not DVD-I?
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Um, you can buy an ADC to VGA converter for like $30. Then use the DVI port for the video adapter, which is ~$20.
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Um, you can buy an ADC to VGA converter for like $30. Then use the DVI port for the video adapter, which is ~$20.
Or get a ADC to DVI converter and use that for the Monitor. Then use the DVI to TV converter on the DVI port on the video card and hook that to the TV.
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Or get a ADC to DVI converter and use that for the Monitor. Then use the DVI to TV converter on the DVI port on the video card and hook that to the TV.
But his monitor is VGA.
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dr.botts makes a ADC to VGA adapter...
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Here you go: http://www.drbott.com/prod/db.lasso?code=0117-ADCV
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