Newer iBook Video Out Port?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Pipian, May 31, 2003.

  1. Pipian macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2003
    The Newer iBooks 700Mhz and up need the 20 $ Video Out port to have Video Out, right? Is there an audio Out cable that converts it to a composite output, so there is S-Video and audio?

    Sorry if the question is confusing at all,
    If Needed I'll reword it...
  2. Moe macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2003
    Composite doesn't mean the signal includes audio. It means it combines chrominance and luminance, signals that are separate in an S-Video connection.

    Whether you are using composite, S-Video, or component video (YPrPb), you still need a separate audio connection, and to do that with an iBook, you'd use the audio output jack that looks like a mini headphone jack.

    Composite video is a bad thing if the display has the option of S-Video because the display then has to separate the chrominance and luminance signals using a comb filter. There are different types of comb filters, some better than others, but none as good as not combining the signals and having to separate them again.

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