Putting my mac's monitor output to my TV

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Hugbees, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Hugbees macrumors regular

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    Is this possible to do? I think it would be kind of neat to play a movie or a game on my computer, but have the movie/game come from the TV instead, so I can sit or lay on the floor rather than in front of my computer screen in the chair.

    Also if I had friends over, it would be easier to sit in front of the TV rather than gathering around my computer desk.

    EDIT: I'm using an iMac and I have an RCA TV, which is all I know about it
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    May 27, 2008
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    is it an HD tv? what kind of inputs do you have?

    how old is the iMac? they've had video out for about 2 years.
    look at the back of the iMac, if you have video out there will be a port labeled with a picture that is a box with lines on either side of it

    if the port looks like it has teeth in it, it's mini-DVI
    it the piece in the middle is flat, it's mini-displayport

    chances are you can do it. you'll just need to get an adapter that will go to your TV.
     

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