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Using an Apple iBook with a Sharp LC32GA3E? Then give me a hand, please! =)

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by rbl, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. rbl

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    Hi!
    This thread is for apple ibook users but if anyone else can help, I do appreciate it.

    My Apple iBook has a mini-DVI port and I have an adapter mini-DVI -> VGA that I use with external VGA displays.

    My Sharp LC32GA3E has arrived yesterday and today I went out to do some cable shopping. Apart from an issue I will post on another thread, I was surprised that I didn't find any VGA - DVI-I cables.

    After a couple of shops, a shop clerk told me that there aren't any VGA - DIV-I cables.
    So, question one, is this true?

    Question two, if you are an iBook user, how to you hook it to your Sharp lcd tv?

    Thanks =)
    Ricardo
     
  2. hoyin

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  3. rbl

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    For no other reason beside owning an LCD tv for the first time (after a very long CRT life) and knowing nothing about it =)
    Thanks Hoyin! Good tip!
     
  4. cwick

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    Are you sure that the iBook supports dvi ? I thought they were crippled with vga only ...
    But to try and be helpful, try CPC. I suspect that you probably need a VGA cable with an adapter, like this, but I'm not 100%.

    Cheers, Carl.
     
  5. richjthorpe

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    The DVI input on the Sharps are DVI-I meaning that it takes analogue and digital. VGA to DVI is just a matter of a different plug on the end.

    Richie.
     
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    Sorry, my point was that the apple mini-dvi to dvi adapter wont work. It's for powerbooks.
     
  7. rbl

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    Carl: no, I'm not sure. Some time ago, I've seen some models connected to apple's last CRT displays (before they shift production to lcd) that use DVI-I but I'm not a 100% sure.
    Thanks for the warning! =)
     

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