06-30-2004, 05:04 PM #1michaelk69GuestPlaying DVD movies through the television?
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??
06-30-2004, 05:47 PM #2michaelk69Guest
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??
07-01-2004, 03:21 AM #3
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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.---> Join the Mac-Forums Folding team: use 37954 as your team number.
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07-01-2004, 08:44 PM #4knapsterGuestTry 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
07-04-2004, 10:48 AM #5michaelk69Guest
Thanks very much (to both of you)! I will check it out . . .
07-18-2004, 09:26 AM #6michaelk69Guest
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?
Should it be happening automatically?
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