iBook Question

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    mingsaque

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    I have a new G4 iBook and would like to connect it to my television to watch DVD movies. How do I go about doing this? I am not computer savvy, but would like to take advantage of Real.coms .99 cent movie rentals when my grandchildren visit.

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    Ming
     
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    You'll need one of these. Unfortunately it doesn't come with your iBook. It will allow you to connect to a TV through either an S-Video or standard VGA.
     
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    mingsaque

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    mactastic
    Thank you for your speedy reply. I will pick up the adapter and hopefully have a moviethon with my granddaughter this weekend. :)
     
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    You're very welcome.

    Oh and I forgot, don't forget to get something to get the audio from your 'book to the TV too, probably a miniplug-to-RCA type cable. The iBook's speakers are nice, but you don't want to have to listen to a movie on them....
     
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    Yeah, I was going to say the same thing about the sound.
     
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    varmit

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    this is all you need

    get it at compusa.

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    it connects into your audio jack, and does audio and video
     
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    u wd still need the mini-dvi to svideo/video adaptor, which someone mentioned earlier..
     
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    That is for the older iBooks. The new ones don't have the AV port.
     
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    There's no mini-DVI on an iBook, only on the 12" PB. The iBook has a mini-VGA out.
     
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    yah..so mini-vga to svideo/video adaptor then...

    n mactastic: love that song in ur sig :)
     
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    don't forget to do the "Detect Displays" in the Display Preference pane when you have it all set up.
     
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    Yes, they do. The A/V port supports both composite and S-Video. You can by the mini-plug adapters directly from apple.
     

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