|Aug 20, 2008, 04:50 PM||#1|
iBook: Firewire to TV
I've got a firewire/DV cable that came with a camcorder. I thought I could put it to good use by pluggin it into the TV. I want to use my TV as an external display for my iBook.
I know the best way is to buy a adapter from Apple, but I'm cheap! Is this setup gonna work?
Once again: iBook with Firewire cable and DV end thingy (lol). The DV end is like a rectangle with a chunk cut out on the bottom.
"I'm in between things that only go half way."
|Aug 20, 2008, 05:00 PM||#4|
Firewire is not video. Firewire is data.
Your TV can't decode a Firewire data stream, so you'd need a Digital/Analog video converter like a Canopus or Datavideo box which will cost you $150 - $300 and up. And then, it will only work for output from compatible video programs, AFAIK it will not work for displaying the OSX desktop.
Barking up the wrong tree, here.
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|Aug 20, 2008, 06:47 PM||#6|
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