Using my powerbook as a DVD player

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by KilGil27, Sep 17, 2006.

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    KilGil27

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    I was wondering what adapter I would need to be able to connect my 12" powerbook G4 to a regular yellow/red/white connection on my tv so I could use it to play DVDs on the tv.
     
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    Nope... there isn't any device that's going to have all three connectors. You need one of those for the video, and a separate cable to convert the headphone port for the audio.
     
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    any suggestions? :) thanks
     
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    I too would like to know for the macbook
     
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    khisayruou

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    Use the above adapter if you have a mini-dvi on your 12" pb g4. Then run a composite (yellow) cable to your tv's video input.

    Otherwise for other pb g4s, there should be a 's-video to composite' adapter that came with it. Hook that in and then run a composite (yellow) cable from that to the tv.

    For sound: You will need a 'mini to rca' cable, similar to this one. Just hook the red and white ends into the tv's audio input.
     
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    GFLPraxis

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    The yellow is video, red and white are sound.

    That adapter does the yellow, so you get the video.
     

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