sending content from iBook to TV

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  1. macrumors regular

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    hey all, I've been trying to look for this information but all I find on here or through google are questions from people who already know how to do the initial necessary setup.

    How do I connect my iBook (14" 1.33) to a TV so that I can watch video on the television? What cables and other things are needed? What's the easiest/best/cheapest way if they aren't all the same? Thanks.

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    grapes911

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    Go to the apple store and search for:
    Apple AV Cable for iBook
    OR
    Apple Video Adapter
    I'm not sure which one will work for your ibook, but I know the document is on the Apple site.
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Yes you can, it just takes a bit of work... ;)

    As said earlier: You need an Apple Video adapter (which I guess the other link was for, too). :)
     
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    ftaok

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    First of all, how do you post links to the Apple.com store without them timing out?

    Second, in addition to the Apple Video Adapter, the original poster will need a mini-jack to RCA adapter for audio.

    Lastly, this is only applicable if you want to send the video to a standard 4:3 TV. If you want to connect to an HDTV and maintain excellent quality, you'll need a Mac with DVI output or an HDTV with VGA input.

    ft
     
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    kingcrowing

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    thats handy, I just got a VGA adaptor for my iBook, and thats nice to have too
     
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    grapes911

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    Don't they come with all iBooks?
     
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    All new iBooks...
     
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    grapes911

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    I had a G3 500 and a G3 800. Both came with the VGA out adapter. So I don't think that this is something new.
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Find the part number you want to link to (e.g. by adding the thing to your basket and look). Then use one if these links followed by the parts number:
    Code:
    http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore?productLearnMore=
    http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/nostore?productLearnMore=
    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=
    Like this: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=M9109G/A or http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore?productLearnMore=M9109

    Note that the product numbers are slightly different in the US and in Europe, and that Apple has done something with the way thos links are handled, because I seem to be send to the last (of the different European) Apple Store no matter which link I follow, i.e. I get send to the Norwegian store even if I follow a ukstore link, if I just visited the Norwegian store... :confused:

    Edit: There's also a way to strip the ordinary Apple Store links of the session information, but I've never looked deeply into that...

    That's right, but the audio cable is of the shelf stuff you can get anywhere, just a standard mini stereo jack to stereo RCA connectors. :)
     
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    Marky_Mark

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    No, no...the chap wanted to be able to show his iBook display on a television. This is what the link was for - Monster® iTV® Link™ for iBook® Computer

    Link: http://www.monstercable.com/productPagePrint.asp?pin=2083

    If your television doesn't have s-Video input, you can also add this adaptor to be able to use the above cable with a SCART interface:

    http://www.misco.co.uk/productinformation/~SP67847~/product.htm?affiliate=2019

    ;)
     

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