Putting my mac's monitor output to my TV

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

  1. Hugbees macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2007
    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

    May 27, 2008
    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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