macG4 to Sony wide screen

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  1. marcoeser

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    Hi everyone
    I've had a question for awhile now, but I don't know if it's possible.

    Can I connect my new Apple Mac G4 which only has a VGA socket on back to my Sony KV-32fx60 which accepts RBG through the scart socket? If so what cable and where can I get one?

    Any ideas?
    Marc :)
     
  2. Jeff

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    You will some sort of VGA to svideo converter. There are planty around for PCs but I don't know if they work on Macs.
     
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    can I connect useing RGB, or do I have to use Svid? isn't the signal comming out of the computer RGB?
     
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    Sorry I'm not technical enough to tell you why you can't just use an RGB cable. I just know that some sort of conversion is required. I have never come across one that supports RGB. MrD could probably tell you.

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    Hiya,

    can't think hard enough at the moment to propagate a full reply but just one reason why it will need conversion:

    Can you make your computer refresh at 25hz? Probably not. This means that the TV (which runs at interlaced 50hz on a PAL system) will be unable to cope with the minimum prob. 60hz from the PC. In addition, the PC outputs progressive scan video - ie each of the lines (equivalent to the vertical resolution) is output sequentially, whereas the TV is designed to accept an interlaced signal (lines 1,3,5 etc. on first pass; 2,4,6 on second; 50 times per second). Finally, the TV will be unable to support the resolutions of the PC.

    So, as nice as it would be, probably not. I'm sure someone can drash out a better answer than this (as could I if my fingers were more active!!).

    Anyone??

    Matt
     
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    Take a look at www.keene.co.uk
    Under the Products/Conversion/Other AV Converters section.

    PC - TV kit @ £99.99
     

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