Connecting my iMac to my HDTV

I've read other posts with regards to this but can't seem to find an answer to my question. Is there an adapter to go from my iMac that outputs in component, say a mini DVI -> component? It doesn't matter if it's an Apple brand adapter or not. Thanks!

I've never done it, but you may be able to go from mini-DVI to VGA using Apple's adapter.
Then, use a cable like this one to go from VGA to component
(Again, I've not done this, so it may not work.)
You'd think you could go from mini-DVI to DVI (using Apple's other adapter) and from DVI to component using an adapter. Unfortunately, that requires DVI-I and the output from the mini-DVI to DVI adapter is DVI-D (all digital). People have tried going from the +mini-DVI to DVI adapter+ output to a +DVI to VGA adapter+ (instead of using Apple's direct mini-DVI to VGA adapter), and that doesn't work either (for the same reason).
If your HD TV had HDMI input, it would be better.

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