Using plasma TV for iMac G4 15-inch monitor

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I just bought the Sony KDE-42XS955 and would like to plug my iMac G4 800 mhz 15-inch into it (i live in NY and space is a premium). The native resolution on the tv is 1024x 1024, my mac is 1024 x 768. The standard mini-vga to composite adapter doesn't work, does anyone know how I might fix the problem? Thanks.

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Joined: Nov 30 2004
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two thing i tried when hookin

two thing i tried when hooking up my powerbook to my television were:

1: connect the s-video adaptor to the television while the tv and the 'puter is off
2: turn the tv on then boot the computer

this alsp worked for me: to video mirroring off and ensure that the tv is set for NTSC - in my case here in au (we have pal) i had mine set to ntsc and the tv flickered like crazy!

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VGA to Component?

Are you looking for something like this?

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=90133330

Just Google for "VGA component" and (I think) you might find what you are looking for. They range in price from ~$10 to ~$100 and I'm sure there is a difference.

IC

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Apple mini-vga connector

No need for a vga adapter. Go to your local apple store or compusa and they will have a mini vga adapter that has s-video and composite.Its also available on the apple website store.

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HDTV?

But wont that just give him NTSC resolution (which is what 720x480?)? Doesn't he need a VGA to Component adapter to make use of the high definition (however many pixels that is)?
My previous link may actually not be the correct thingy. I think I saw on ATI's wwebsite a $99 dongle that might actually do the job.

IC