iMac to TV question

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

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  1. PickledMidget

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    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.
     
  2. What kind of iMac?

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

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    It's a year old.....not sure of version.
     
  4. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

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    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. Puck

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    ^ the iMac video cards aren't user replaceable Jay
     
  6. PickledMidget

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    man, that apple cable is so short!
     
  7. Well, it's really just an adapter. You'd still need another cable to actually connect to the TV.
     
  8. Puck

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    it would almost be easier to get into Apple TV
     
  9. Depends on what you want to play on it. The AppleTV don't do everything.
     
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