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How do I connect my TV to my iMac to watch Hulu?

by mbnyc19 / March 20, 2013 5:15 AM PDT

My TV is a 2006 Olevia and does NOT have an HDMI port. I am looking for some kind of adapter to use so that I do not have to buy a new TV. I appreciate any and all feedback!


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Clarification Request
Please share the full model of th Olivea and the iMac.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2013 6:09 AM PDT

Without this information the full answer won't fit in this small space.

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Full Model of Olevia and iMac
by mbnyc19 / March 20, 2013 6:22 AM PDT

Here is the info you requested:

2006 Olevia TV
32 inches
LCD Multi Media Display
Input: AC 100-240 V 60/50 Hz 2A (MAX)
Model # LT32HV

Mac OS X Version 10.7.5
Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3
21.4-inch (1920 x 1080)
AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB graphics

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That Olevia has
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2013 6:36 AM PDT

"HDTV Component Input: Y, Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr x 2 (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i)
Composite Video Input: RCA x 2
S-Video Input: 4-pin DIN x 3
Audio Input: RCA L/R x 6
DVI-Input: DVI - I x 1
VGA Input: D-Sub - 15 x 1 "

Your iMac looks similar/same to
which has "Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, dual-link DVI, and VGA video (requires adapters, sold separately)"

Keeping in mind that that no sound will be sent over either DVI or VGA you want to try DVI and VGA for this connection.

Example adapters (may need cables still.)

Hope this helps,

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Thanks Bob!
by mbnyc19 / March 20, 2013 6:45 AM PDT
In reply to: That Olevia has

Thank you for the info!

If I am understanding you correctly, then I would buy one of the adapters you listed above and then ALSO purchase a VGA connector or cable - correct?

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Sorry if I mince words.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2013 6:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Bob!
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Thanks again!
by mbnyc19 / March 20, 2013 6:59 AM PDT

I am going to try these out. I really appreciate your help!

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You're welcome. And always check my work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2013 7:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks again!

All this looks to be the right parts but always ask around the stores.

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