samsung tv as ibook monitor

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by macjock, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. macjock macrumors regular

    May 30, 2008

    I have an ibook G4. I also have a full HD samsung TV.

    My question is can the TV be used as a monitor for my ibook G4?

    If so could someone explain in simple steps what cabling I would need and how to go about setting it up?

  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    Depends on what type of video port your iBook has. I'm guessing it's mini-VGA. If your TV has a VGA input, then you just need the mini-VGA to VGA adapter, and then a regular VGA cable. Then select the correct input on your TV remote and adjust the resolution as necessary. You'll probably have some overscan.
  3. iNash macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2009
    Hanslope, UK
    Yup, most Samsung TV's should have a VGA port on the back (it's the blue one just beneath the HMDI port and right of the Component)...

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Then you head to the Apple store and buy something similar to this for about 20Bucks:


    IIRC this one is a MiniVGA to S-Video or AV but as spice weasel correctly stated you will need MiniVGA - VGA which you plug into the slot just left of the audio port:


    Oh and unless you have one, you will also need a simple VGA cable...

    And before long Bob is your mother's brother...

    Although again as spice weasel mentioned on an iBook there will be quite a bit of Overscan on the Samsung (live-able though)

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