Mini-DVI to Video Adapter

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Adammg, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Adammg macrumors newbie

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    I have a iMac that I want to hook up to my TV so I can watch NetFlix instant movies on my TV. Only way I can hook it up is with a mDVI to Video adapter but not sure what cables would be the best, my TV has Composite and S-Video inputs. The adapter only has 2 plugs, I am wondering how I can get sound from my Mac to the TV, Neither input on the adapter is going to carry sound that I am aware of. Can y'all give me some ideas on the best way to do this

    Thanks,
    Adam
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    The video adapter has nothing to do with sound, so just forget about that for the moment.

    Your TV has audio inputs, of course...like next to the yellow composite or s-video input there should be red/white stereo inputs, correct? So just get a 3.5mm (headphone/computer speaker-style plug) to RCA audio (red/white plugs) cable. They're a few bucks and can be found pretty much anywhere that sells A/V cables. Plug the 3.5mm end into your iMac, and the RCA plugs into the same input on your TV that you've got the video going into.
     
  3. TWHH macrumors regular

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    Yes, but then how do you connect the Mini to your stereo to listen to music (stereo doesn't have a Optical In)?

    Only way I can think to do it is get a 3.5 jack splitter and running one 3.5 to phono lead to my stereo and one to the TV.

    Bit messy thought innit
     
  4. rogersmj macrumors 68020

    rogersmj

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    ?? When did the OP say anything about a Mac Mini or a stereo?
     
  5. MacGnG macrumors member

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    i have the same thing except im using a black book. right now the rca video cable works great since i dont have svideo in on my tv. for the audio i'm using a headphones cable that splits to the rca (red/white) audio cable.

    currently to get the audio cable long im using a headphones extension cord then use the splitter when it gets close to the tv. i'm going to have to get a video cable that is longer so i dont have to have the macbook so close to the tv. all these cables are pretty cheap. the adapter from apple was only 20 bucks and it works pretty good ;)
     

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