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I have an imac 5, about 5 years old. Want to connect to a tv either wireless,net

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November 2, 2011 3:28:58 PM

I am trying to connect to my HD tv from my Imac 5. I mac 5 does not have any type of connection other than the usb ports. I do have a router connected. Is there any way to connect?
November 2, 2011 3:44:29 PM

Do you mean an iMac G5? If so, which model is it. AFAIK all G5 iMacs had either a VGA port or a mini VGA port. Does it look anything like this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2832 ?

Edit: Forgot to add - we need to know what connectors your TV has as well.
November 2, 2011 3:55:56 PM

Ijack said:
Do you mean an iMac G5? If so, which model is it. AFAIK all G5 iMacs had either a VGA port or a mini VGA port. Does it look anything like this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2832 ?

Edit: Forgot to add - we need to know what connectors your TV has as well.

It does have the video out port and it looks like the example yoou mentioned.
The TV is new and has all kinds of ports, usd, hdmi, etc.
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November 2, 2011 4:27:56 PM

That is a mini-VGA output, so you need a mini-VGA to something cable. The "something" depends upon exactly what connectors you have on the TV. If it has a VGA socket (many do) then something like http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mini-vga-to-vga-cable-whit... should do the job (but note that this is video ony, not audio). TBH, if I were you I would go to a computer shop (ideally an Apple Store) and ask them what you need. Tell them the exact model number of your Mac and take the manual for your TV so that they can see what inputs it has.
November 2, 2011 4:33:24 PM

Ijack said:
That is a mini-VGA output, so you need a mini-VGA to something cable. The "something" depends upon exactly what connectors you have on the TV. If it has a VGA socket (many do) then something like http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mini-vga-to-vga-cable-whit... should do the job (but note that this is video ony, not audio). TBH, if I were you I would go to a computer shop (ideally an Apple Store) and ask them what you need. Tell them the exact model number of your Mac and take the manual for your TV so that they can see what inputs it has.

Thanks for the info.
November 2, 2011 4:37:17 PM

Is there any way to go wireless to the tv. I can connect the tv to network to download movies etc.

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November 2, 2011 4:43:44 PM
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You are going into a new world that requires hardware and more expenses. Let's keep things simple for now.

crawl, walk, run etc.
November 9, 2011 12:09:59 AM

Got the cable, works fine. Thanks
Ben
November 12, 2011 6:44:37 PM

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