Watching iMac on TV

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BennyK, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. BennyK macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2004
    Appleton, WI
    I was going to buy one of those miniDVI to Composite Video adapters to watch shows that I have in Itunes on my normal TV. Question is, how is the quality when you go from the iMac to the TV? Is it decent, or is there a better way to do this? Please let me know. Thanks! Also, can I use Front Row with this adapter? Thanks!
  2. Impulse29 macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2004
    Well it depends what connections you have on your TV... If you have svideo, then it would be alright quality. If you have vga, then it'll be slightly better. My plasma has DVI, so the quality is really good. You'd need different cables for each method, so plan accordingly. Obviously, use the best connection that your tv has.
  3. lofight macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2007
    I use mini-DVI to VGA and the quality is brilliant, and its a 32" LCD screen
  4. czachorski macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    I had a similar question, and I am glad to see this topic. If I can ask a follow-up question.....

    I am looking at TV's right now. If I use the mini-DVI output to go to the TV, either with a converter to DVI or HDMI, how do I get the audio to the TV? Is there a special type of TV input that I should be watching for that will bring the video in from the computer, and audio in separately and hook it up with the video from the DVI input?

    Do you see where I am going there? I don't have a stereo system, so I want the computer audio and video to all go the TV.
  5. gmonkeyster macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2007
    how to get audio to tv

    on the imac, there is a combo digital/analog output. For most tvs an analog audio connection would suffice but if you hook up your tv to a receiver, the digital optical cable is a better bet. hope this helps.

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