Archived - Apple Video, Video/TV, and Presentation Systems

This article describes the Apple Video System, the Apple Video/TV System, Apple TV/FM Radio System, and the Apple Presentation System.
This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple.
The following table lists the Macintosh Computers that can take advantage of the Apple Video System, the Apple Video/TV System, Apple TV/FM Radio System, and the Apple Presentation System:
Computer
Systems
Power Macintosh 5200/75 LC All
Macintosh Performa 580 All except Video/TV
Macintosh Performa 630 series All
Macintosh Performa 640CD DOS Compatible All
Macintosh Performa 5200 series * All
Macintosh Performa 6200 series All
Macintosh Quadra 630 All except TV/FM
Macintosh LC 630 All except TV/FM
Macintosh LC 580 All except Video/TV and TV/FM
* The Macintosh Performa 5200 series and the Power Macintosh 5200/75 LC require the Apple External Video Connector (M4099LL/A) in order to use the Apple Presentation System.



Apple Video System (M2894LL/D)
This multimedia solution comes with a user-installable video card and software that lets you easily add still video images to the documents and presentations you create on your Macintosh computer. The video card allows you to connect a VCR, camcorder, laserdisc player, or other video source to your computer with a single cable.

Compatible Computers:
  • Quadra 630
  • LC 580, 630
  • Power Macintosh 5200, 5300, 6200, 5400, and 6300 series
  • Performa 580, 630 series, 640 CD DOS Compatible, 5200 series, 6200 series, 6300CD, and 6320CD
                                       
Note: Apple has revised its video-in card (and the part number) to make the card more compatible with Power Macintosh computers. Earlier video-in card kits (with part numbers ending in /A, /B, or /C) are not recommended for use with Power Macintosh and/or Macintosh Performa 5200 series computers.


Apple Video/TV System (M2896LL/C)
The Apple Video/TV System gives your computer the capabilities of the Apple Video System, and more--it also allows you to watch television programs in a window on your Macintosh, and work on documents simultaneously. The Apple TV/Video System comes with a video card, TV Tuner card, remote control, and software.
  • Compatible Computers:
  • Quadra 630
  • LC 630
  • Power Macintosh 5200/75LC, 5260/100, 5260/120
  • Performa 630 series, 640 CD DOS Compatible, 5200 series, 6200 series, 6300CD, and 6320CD.
                             
Note: The Macintosh Performa 5200 series and the Power Macintosh 5200/75 LC require the Apple External Video Connector (M4099LL/A) in order to use the Apple Presentation System.


Apple Presentation System (M2895LL/A)
The Apple Presentation System makes it easy for you to create a presentation on your Macintosh, then display it to an audience on a larger television screen exactly as it appears on your Macintosh display. You can also connect your Macintosh to a VCR and record your presentation on videotape for easy and inexpensive distribution. The Apple Presentation System comes with software, cables, and video converter box. Unlike the Apple Video and Apple Video/TV systems, the Apple Presentation System can be used with any Macintosh that has a VGA or Apple 13/14-inch RGB output. This list includes, but is not limited to, any PowerBook with VGA or Apple 13/14-inch RGB output, Macintosh LC, Performa 400-600 models, Centris, Quadra, or other Macintosh systems with VGA video out.


Apple TV/FM Radio System (M4586LL/A)
The Apple TV/FM Radio System consists of a plug-in card with TV and FM radio tuners, plus easy-to-use control software. Connectors on the back of the tuner card let you attach cable TV or antenna feedlines. An FM antenna is included. The Apple TV/FM Radio System works with the Apple Video System*** to help you perform powerful multimedia tasks easily. Just click to capture and save still frames, video clips, or audio. Then simply paste the saved items into presentations, reports, and letters to make them really come alive. Audio and video can be played back with any application that supports Apple's QuickTime multimedia technology.

Note: The Apple TV/FM Radio System requires a Macintosh Performa or Power Macintosh computer with a video-in card. While some Macintosh Performa and Power Macintosh computers come with a video-in card pre-installed -- like, for example, the Power Macintosh 5400/120 -- most will require the purchase of the Apple Video System (M2894LL/D).

Compatible Computers:
  • Performa 5400/160, 6360/160, 6400/180, 6400/200
  • Power Macintosh 5260/120, 5400/120, 5400/180
Last Modified: Feb 19, 2012
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