samsung tv as ibook monitor

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  1. macjock macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    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?

    TIA
     
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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)...

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

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    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:

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    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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