Using my powerbook as a DVD player

KilGil27

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I was wondering what adapter I would need to be able to connect my 12" powerbook G4 to a regular yellow/red/white connection on my tv so I could use it to play DVDs on the tv.
 

panoz7

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KilGil27 said:
I don't think that would connect right into the tv. Wouldn't I need something with the red/yellow/white connectors?
Nope... there isn't any device that's going to have all three connectors. You need one of those for the video, and a separate cable to convert the headphone port for the audio.
 

KilGil27

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panoz7 said:
Nope... there isn't any device that's going to have all three connectors. You need one of those for the video, and a separate cable to convert the headphone port for the audio.
any suggestions? :) thanks
 

khisayruou

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Use the above adapter if you have a mini-dvi on your 12" pb g4. Then run a composite (yellow) cable to your tv's video input.

Otherwise for other pb g4s, there should be a 's-video to composite' adapter that came with it. Hook that in and then run a composite (yellow) cable from that to the tv.

For sound: You will need a 'mini to rca' cable, similar to this one. Just hook the red and white ends into the tv's audio input.
 

GFLPraxis

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KilGil27 said:
I don't think that would connect right into the tv. Wouldn't I need something with the red/yellow/white connectors?

The yellow is video, red and white are sound.

That adapter does the yellow, so you get the video.