Connecting G5 iMac to a tv set

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by cocoa_shunter, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. cocoa_shunter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2004
    OK, so I got a new 20" G5. STILL - my wife refuses to strain her delicate eyes across the room so to play all those crazy video clips I got I gotta burn onto VCD/DVD.

    Not always possible due to formats of vids etc, so today bit the bullet and bought connector for the back of the iMac that has a yellow 'video' connection and an s-video connection.

    So far, when trying the s-video on the telly no joy, resolution on computer goes a bit crazy then settles on MASSIVE WINDOWS. Can't get anything but blackness on TV set. When using the yellow 'trad' socket all I get is b&w picture (poor quality) on the appropriate channel on tv.

    (FYI TV make is Hitachi, approx 7 yrs old but with s-video socket on front along with red/white/yellow, 2x SCARTS on back)

    Any comments/info...?

    My thoughts are that the telly can't handle the refresh rate but still thought I'd see something rather than blackness.

    Help me out please...
  2. sjpetry macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    make sure you are on vidio 2 or whatever and make sure it is a compatible cable.

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