1930 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2008 10:59 PM by den.thed
This looks like what I want, but some reviewers have mentioned that this adapter only moves video to the external screen, and not sound. Any ideas on how I could output the sound from the iMac as well?
Yes that is the correct Mini-DVI to Video adapter, and an S-Video cable (TV willing) will give you a better picture than RCA (Composite) connection.
For the Audio you can pick-up an adapter at any electronics' outlet, see an example adapter in the link below:
[Cables to Go / 3.5mm to RCA Stereo Adapter|http://www.nextag.com/Cables-to-Go-Mini-87727346/prices-html?nxtg=10c4e 0a24051e-A3F9D6FEEE79567F]
3.5mm end into the iMac's output jack and stereo RCA audio cables from the other end to the TV's Audio input. Also note: that a jack plugged into the iMac's output jack will disable it's internal speakers.
It is great for watching DVD movies, iMovies, Q-Time, iPhoto Slideshows, etc. and FrontRow (when in mirrored mode)
Here is another article:
It explains the difference in running the setup in Mirrored or Extended Desktop, I mostly run in Extended Desktop for reasons stated in the "Resolutions" section of the article.
+When the computer is mirroring video, it tries to synchronize the resolution of the built-in and external displays. If they can't be matched, the computer will change the resolution of both screens to the highest common resolution which may cause areas of the built-in display to be blacked out.+
In plain english, mirroring goofs with your iMac's resolution.