Imac to TV

Discussion in 'iMac' started by janniman, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. janniman macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2006
    I've been trying to find out how to connect my iMac to my (ancient) tv. I've searched many forums including this one and cant seem to find a conclusion. I know (I think) that i have to connect the video and audio separately. I have the audio sorted (I think) but I'm very confused with the video. Am i right in thinking that the port to connect to a monitor can be used? But I cant find the right cable. I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I cant find the answer I need.
  2. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2008
    I take it your TV has a composite input? (yellow, white and red plugs)

    I guess this should be accomplished in the same way I connected my 'old' MacBook (pre-MiniDisplayPort) to my television. And indeed, the sound and video should be separated.

    This is how I did it:

    Audio out on iMac > 3,5mm audio cable splitted (single to stereo, white and red) > to TV input (or SCART connector if you prefer that)

    Mini-DVI to VGA or S-Video > S-Video to TV input (or SCART connector)

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