04-15-2010, 02:42 AM #1
iMac on TV - HDMI vs. 3-RCA cable
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- Mar 29, 2010
sorry if this was answered somewhere else, but my searches didn't bring anyghing up...
I want to bring my iMac Screen on the TV.
There are different ways to that: first, via VGA-calbe, then 3-RCA-component-cable, then HDMI cable.
I tried two of them myself: HDMI and VGA-cable.
HDMI works fine, I can use the TV as second monitor and run my monitor and the TV with different resolutions. Great.
VGA just lets me see a copy on the TV and the resolution is less.
So, did anyone try this via 3-RCA cable? I don't want to buy and return the third set of cables and adapters...
My question would be: can I use different resolutions there or not? That's the most important issue for me.
Thanks for any help here!
04-15-2010, 06:21 AM #2
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- Dec 22, 2006
- Texas, where else?
- 15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
The quick answer is No. The $5-$10 VGA to component adapter cables will not work.
It will require a converter box. The converter boxes under $100 have extremely limited output resolutions and would likely require a converter in the $250 range to do what you want and would likely offer nothing you're not already getting via HDMI.
A better question would state what it is you are actually wanting to do along with the info requested here.I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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