Cables to hook up HDtv to iMAc

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  1. Jon.Stewart87 macrumors regular

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    just got a nice Vizio 26'' HDtv today, from a family friend.. and i want to know what cables i need to hook it up as a 2nd monitor for my 24'' iMac
     
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    yeah sorry,
    thanks for your input anyway everyone, its helped.

    i was just on the forums and decided to post.

    take care.
     
  6. rworne macrumors 6502

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    But first, you need to assess what connector on the back of the set you want to use. There will usually be some combination of these connectors that will easily accomodate a computer:

    HDMI, DVI, VGA (or analog RGB).

    If the set has DVI, then the quoted post is the best (and likely cheapest) choice. If the set has HDMI as the digital inputs, then you can do either of these two (in order of preference):

    Mini DVI -> DVI to HDMI cable
    or
    Mini DVI -> DVI cable -> DVI to HDMI adapter.

    VGA can still work, but it is nowhere near as good as the above choices and costs about the same.
     

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