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I am looking at getting a Mac Mini for my entertainment system, but wan't to see how well it will look with my current TV. It there a cable I can purchase to output my iMac G5 to my TV to test this?

I have a 57" Sony HDTV with DVI and Component video.

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What type of iMac do you have?

I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
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What type of iMac do you have?
20" iMac 2 GHz G5

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20" iMac 2 GHz G5

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You'll need
A) A VGA to S-Video or VGA to DVI converter (the first of the two being cheaper).

B) You'll also need a Mini VGA to VGA adapter.

Then just hook it up to your TV, go into System Preferences, look under "Displays" and then hit "Detect Displays".

I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
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i have the adapter for DVI-AV, its aight works good on bigger HD tv's, some HD tv's and LCD's have VGA/DVI connectors already on them.
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