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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Hello I just orderd my 15" Powerbook with Ipod for Cram and Jam ))!!!!
I was wondering is there anyway I could hook up cable from the tv to my laptop screen so I could watch tv on it? On the back of my tv their is a wire for cable and 1 for power is their an adapter or something that I can connect the wire for the cable to watch on my 15" Powerbook Screen?
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The PowerBook comes with S-Video and composite video out, meaning you cand send video from the PowerBook to a television, but not the other way around.

At least, not without an add-on like this http://www.elgato.com/
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Quick Question: Do the ibooks or powerbooks have a microphone jack?
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Powerbooks do.
I don't think all models of iBooks do but you will have to look at the spec sheets on that

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According to the manual that came with my Powerbook, they only have a line-level input... not a mic-level one. They do have a mic built into the case, though.
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Is the built-in one any good?
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I use the built in one in classes with Word 2004 recording and it works great for me. I use the voice chat in iChat when i dont have my iSight and i am perfectly happy with it

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Yeah seems to work pretty good for me also.
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I'll tell you on Monday when my replacement arrives

I've always preferred headsets, especially for talking over the Internet which I find useful sometimes... however I've never had the pleasure of trying a built-in mic on something as high quality as a Mac so will have to see.
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