Connect g5 iMac to hdtv

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dbvn, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. dbvn macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2009
    I have a 2005 iMac G5 with iSight that I would like to connect to my HDTV. I have seen sites that say to get a mini dvi to dvi cable then dvi to HDML to conect to the hdml on the TV. Do I need a separate audio cable for this or does the dvi carry audio too?
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  3. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    The iMac G5 iSight has a mini-VGA output, not DVI. It should have come with a mini-VGA to full-sized VGA adapter. Check to see if your HDTV has a VGA port, sometimes just labeled "PC." Many do. If so, just get a VGA cable. As the other poster said, you need a separate audio cable. Your options are optical audio with a mini-plug at one end or RCA to mini-plug (like a headphone plug). Optical audio is preferable, because it is capable of 5.1 surround.

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