Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Playing DVD movies through the television?
    Hi everyone!

    OK, this may be the most stupid question ever entered on here, so apologies in advance . . .

    BUT . . .

    I have a G4 Powerbook, and want to play DVDs through my TV. The PowerBook came with some kind of white dongle adaptor thing for this very purpose. One end is a firewire connector, but I don't *think* the other end is meant to go directly into the TV. For a start, it doesn't match up to any of the ports on my TV, and besides it is no where near long enough.

    Does anyone know what additional cable I need to get, in order to complete the hook-up??

  2. #2
    And okay, the end that I called Firewire may not actually be firewire, i can see that now. But it sort of looks like Firewire. And the other end has two rows of eight tiny holes. Also, I am in the UK, so although I don't have any S-video ports on my TV, I do have a spare SCART slot.

    So, maybe I can buy something to plug into the SCART port at one end, and then plug the other end into this dongle thing that I have . . . but I will need to know what the dongle thing is so I know what kind of adaptor to get??

    Any ideas?

  3. #3

    Murlyn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2003
    Mount Vernon, WA
    MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2
    I think the one that I have is an S-Video to female video port. So what you need is a double male video wire and that should do it. Now if you have something else.. then Im not sure what to tell you.

  4. #4
    Try an adapter....
    I think you might need something like this , an adapter to give you input via the S-Video Cable to the Scart socket.

    My PB came with a S-video to phono lead: phono to scart leads are very common!

    The S-video to scart would be a better quality solution though.

    Cheaper variations on the above adapter are available for as little as 1.00

  5. #5
    Thanks very much (to both of you)! I will check it out . . .

  6. #6
    Hi, Sorry, me again . . .

    Okay, I got the little dongle that I needed, and my Powerbook is all hooked up to my TV, and the DVD is showing on my PowerBook screen, but I am not sure how to 'tell' the PowerBook to display the picture on the TV screen?

    Anyone know?

    Should it be happening automatically?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. DVD player not playing DVD movies
    By bongski in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-14-2014, 11:33 AM
  2. help playing movies
    By rooeey in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-03-2011, 02:54 PM
  3. wireless transfer of movies and photos from macbook to television?
    By jlynmcarthur in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-22-2009, 04:43 PM
  4. Playing Movies from iPod to TV
    By Swaza in forum iOS and Apps
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-12-2008, 09:45 PM
  5. playing movies
    By OneFellSwoop in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-07-2007, 11:30 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts