iMac to TV question

Discussion in 'Gear' started by PickledMidget, Apr 27, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. PickledMidget

    PickledMidget Camp Fodder

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    342
    Now that the Draft is over....I got some questions.

    I own an iMac. I also have Direct TV service. It's $80/month and I am tired of paying it. All the shows I like are now available for free online.

    Is there a cable that will go from the back of my iMac to my TV and allow me to watch shows via the web.

    I know about Apple TV. It's cool, but you have to buy everything through itunes. The shows you have to buy are free at other sites. I don't like that idea.

    Anyone else discovered hulu.com ???

    Any advice would be great.
    #1
  2. Starkiller

    Starkiller 9

    Joined:
    May 30, 2002
    Messages:
    14,957
    What kind of iMac?

    Basically, you'd need a video-out port to connect to a TV.
    #2
  3. PickledMidget

    PickledMidget Camp Fodder

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    342
    It's a year old.....not sure of version.
    #3
  4. Starkiller

    Starkiller 9

    Joined:
    May 30, 2002
    Messages:
    14,957
  5. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

    SEC 330 BIPOLAR jive turkey

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2005
    Messages:
    16,087
    I have an nvidia geforce 9600. It rules for tv.

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_9600gt.html

    I run a 7 pin s-video hdtv out (not a standard 4 pin s-video) from the card through a RGB adapter. (component video)... looks great... youtube, netflix... all awesome. I would look into a card that offers HDMI. That is what I really want but my tv doesn't accomadate it, so I didn't look at it as much as a feature in my video card.
    #5
  6. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    13,051
    ^ the iMac video cards aren't user replaceable Jay
    #6
  7. PickledMidget

    PickledMidget Camp Fodder

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    342
    man, that apple cable is so short!
    #7
  8. Starkiller

    Starkiller 9

    Joined:
    May 30, 2002
    Messages:
    14,957
    Well, it's really just an adapter. You'd still need another cable to actually connect to the TV.
    #8
  9. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    13,051
    it would almost be easier to get into Apple TV
    #9
  10. Starkiller

    Starkiller 9

    Joined:
    May 30, 2002
    Messages:
    14,957
    Depends on what you want to play on it. The AppleTV don't do everything.
    #10
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.