Use composite input tv as second monitor

Hello,
Does anyone know how I would go about using a tv with RCA connections as a second monitor? I get how to do it with the mini-dvi to vga for expanded desktop but I don't think the mini-dvi to video adapter allows for expanded mode - I think it only mirrors.
Thanks!...WG

The Mini DVI to Video adapter allows either mirroring or extended desktop mode.
You probably already know this but OS X doesn't look very good over composite video.

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