video connection to projectors etc

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 2ms, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. 2ms macrumors 6502

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    My iMac has this little rounded corner rectanglular video out connector. I need to make a presentation with a projector. Is this some kind of Mac only thing that I'll need some kind of adapter for or what?
     
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    what model iMac is it? What kind of projector?

    You will need an adapter, probably the Mini-DVI to VGA adapter. Are you really going to lug your iMac to your presentation, though? Isn't it easier to find someone with a laptop and do it off that?
     
  3. 2ms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's one of the last white iMacs (C2D). The laptops around here don't have the graphics power I need (CAD). Are mini-dv connectors very common? Can I go just about anywhere like Target or something to get one?
     
  4. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    apple sells a mini dvi to dvi adapter for like $30. any electronic retailer should carry it .. Ask for a mini dvi to dvi adapter...
     
  5. 2ms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It looks like the projector I'll be using has a VGA connector. Are those adapters any easier more more difficult to find?
     
  6. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    buy a mini dvi to dvi adapter then a dvi to vga adapter.. I have not seen a mini dvi to vga adapter yet..
     
  7. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Apple sells both mini-DVI to VGA adapters, and mini-DVI to DVI adapters, both are $19 at the Apple Store. I have not seen them anywhere else though, as I don't know of any other electronics that use mini-DVI that are not Apple products.

    I have a mini-DVI to VGA adapter, and was $19 a week ago.
     

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