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Old Jan 15, 2010, 03:37 AM   #1
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PowerMac G4 DVI to LCD 720P HDMI possible?

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'
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 04:47 AM   #2
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From my research, I found the ADP isn't powerful enough. May just get the DVI to VGA.
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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.

ADP > DVI > HDMI
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720p is low resolution for a computer. Even VGA can handle it with a lot of room left over.
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 11:45 AM   #5
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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 is exactly it. Suggestions?

Can you guys help me find the right cables to order on monoprice.com?
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Never mind, figured out my own answer. I need a ADC to DVI then DVI to HDMI connection.
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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?
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