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JAKE DW
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:51 pm    Post subject: mac mini and tv Reply with quote

ok well ive seriously been thinking of switching to a mac and i want to get a mac mini.....but i was just wondering can i hook my mini up to my sony waga tv??? and since i want to switch i was wondering what i should get....1.42,1g,combo,80ghd....or should i get something less exspensive?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would get the new 1.5 mini with 64VRAM when it comes out. You will need the Apple DVI to Video Adapter if your TV doesn't have DVI.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=M9267G/A
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slickrick wrote:
I would get the new 1.5 mini with 64VRAM when it comes out. You will need the Apple DVI to Video Adapter if your TV doesn't have DVI.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=M9267G/A


dosent it come with the mac mini Question
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAKE DW wrote:
slickrick wrote:
I would get the new 1.5 mini with 64VRAM when it comes out. You will need the Apple DVI to Video Adapter if your TV doesn't have DVI.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=M9267G/A


dosent it come with the mac mini Question


It comes with a VGA to DVI adapter (VGA = old monitor connection), while the adapter linked is a whatever-they-call-a-tv-connecter to DVI connector.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So has anybody here actually done this? Can you easily set up the resolution for a widescreen mode? How readable is small text for example? And is there an adapter for it to run through a SCART socket? Also what about sound, correct me if I'm wrong but no audio will ever be coming out of a DVI port?

And if it's at all usefull, some info about the TV.

Tuner:
NTSC • PAL • SECAM

Front Connecttions:
S-Video x 1 • Composite x 1 • Audio (RCA) x 1

Rear Connections:
Scart 1: RGB, Composite AV, and S-VHS (all in and out)
Scart 2: RGB, Composite AV, and S-VHS (all in and out)
Scart 3: Composite AV, S-VHS

I'm thinking that if you can get the VGA to S-Video one of the convertors pictured to towards the bottom of this page, might do the rest?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No audio comes out of a DVI port, it is merely for video. As for reading text on an SDTV, forget about it, especially using composite. I would only recommend S-Video out to a TV as it really does make a difference. You can run the TV up to 1024x768 if I remember correctly. I posted elsewhere on these forums about this, but I can't remember where.

I wouldn't recommend using a TV as your main output from the Mini unless it's HD and accepts HDMI or DVI (from a computer). There should be adapters from DVI to HDMI, though they're expensive. Watching a DVD or video on an SDTV from a computer is fine, but you can't really read anything.
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