Connect iMac to TV

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chuckd62687, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. chuckd62687 macrumors member

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    I have a iMac G4 800MHz 17" Flat Panel that I would like to connect to my bedroom SDTV in order to watch movies. I already have Apple TV for the living room. I was sold an Apple Video Adapter from a Genius at the Apple Store. After reading about this on apple.com that won't work. BTW, the Apple Geniuses are 0 for 2 on helping me out with technical issues. What exactly do I need to do to get this done?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Why doesn't this work? Wrong connector? You probably need the VGA version...
     
  3. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Should be a VGA to RCA/S-Video, then run the S-Vid to the TV.
     
  4. chuckd62687 thread starter macrumors member

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  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't know about that, but apparently the mini-VGA port does not output to composite on this Mac. Meaning there may not be any super straightforward way to do what you want -- you would need a separate device that can convert VGA to a video signal. Which seems like a lot of trouble to go to in order to use an SDTV in 2007.
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Maybe you'd be better off with an EyeTV for the iMac?
     

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