AV Calbes to TV from iMac?

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  1. ^^ CoolMacLover macrumors regular

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    Hello. I was looking about in the Apple store and saw the, Apple Compsite AV Cable box. Ok, i understand its for the ipods. But will it work for a mac? Like just use the USB point on it? I guess not... But anyway..

    2. Could someone give me a list of things id need to connect my imac to my TV. Give me all the posabitys. Without say buying TV.

    Thxs. ~*Jack*~
     
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    Depends on the iMac and TV you use.

    There are several iMac models since 1998 with several video outputs, and there are several TV models since the 1930s with several video inputs.

    So in the beginning and end it depends on what output and what input(s) you have.

    Listing all of them might be redundant.

    Also MRoogle is a good resource finding several, if not many, many, many threads about this issue.

    3. I'm guessing English is not your first language, is it?
     
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    It depends on what iMac and what TV you have:
    If you have an older iMac:
    DVI to HDMI or DVI to Component Video

    If you have a new iMac (21.5/27):
    MiniDisplay to HDMI or MiniDisplay to Component Video

    The HDMI/Component Video difference obviously has to do with your television.
     
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    24" iMac. The one that was before the new 27" one that came out. Is there a cord that is what ever to plug into the mac, but then goes to the 3 colored cords? AV ones?

    Thxs MacKid. :D All is clear in my world now. xD
     
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    What you need is going to be DVI to Component Video


    It seems like it would be?
     
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    Your both really funny. :D So for teh DVI to Component Video cord, do I have to get a cord to go from the iMac to it? Cause I dont see any plugs for it like the end of that cord. (Not the colored ones im not that stupid)
     
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    That's what we're here for.

    Good luck connecting those two devices.
     
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    Yes Im a dumb ****... :rolleyes: I know this. Then explain to me what is wrong with what i said... please?
     
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    THANK YOU! :D

    Ok, so now it all makes sense to me! :cool: Thank you very much... Im glad there was some help, put into words and pictures... :D
     
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    My reply to your reply wasn't meant as a rude response or something like that.

    It was honest. And meant in good will. I know that sometimes even the simple solution might not work the first time.

    And I wasn't making the assumption that you're dumb.

    I may have alluded that your writing skills are a little bit off by asking if English is not your first language.
    But that's normal on an international message board. I just wanted to know. I like cats.

    PS: Half of the solution is already in the problem. Like in mathematics (and other sciences and human communication efforts) all known fact(ors) have to be presented to produce a viable solution.
    You presented (maybe) half the facts we should know, therefore my slight tongue in cheek asking for more facts.
     

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