Connect Mac Book Pro to an HDTV
Edited by Eman, Cave Man, Market Maker, Neo Mann and 4 others
Sometimes when you are watching movies on your Mac Book Pro, you are not satisfied with the screen size, and you want to connect it and watch the movie on your HDTV. But how can you stream the screen of your Mac Book Pro to your HDTV?. In order to do that, you need to use a special adapter, called "Mini Display Port to HDMI Adapter", and an HDMI cable. Usually this adapter supports sounds so, you don't need to buy an extra cable for the audio output. I included the link in case you need to buy the adapter and the HDMI cable.
- 1First you need connect the Mac Book Pro Mini Display Port to the HDMI Adapter. **If you don't have it, you can buy one here: http://amzn.to/15meKvOAdvertisement
- 2You will also need an HDMI cable. If you don't an have HDMI cable, you can buy it here http://amzn.to/Xku7C1.Advertisement
- 3After having both, connect the HDMI cable on the Mini display port, and the other end to the HDMI port of the TV.
- 4Connect the Mini display port to the Mac Book Pro.
- 5Make sure your Mac Book is turned on (or the next step will not work).
- 6On your TV's remote control, press "source", and select the HDMI port that you plugged the HDMI cable into. After that, the screen of your Macbook Pro should appear on your HDTV screen. If not, you can try to reboot your device, and then repeat the process.
Possible Reasons Why Mac Book Pro Does Not Communicate With HDTV
- 1The HDMI cable that you are using is faulty. Try to get a high quality HDMI cable.Advertisement
- 2The Mini Display Port to HDMI adapter is faulty.
- 3There's a problem in your Mac Book Pro Mini Display Port.
- 4There's a problem in your TV's HDMI port. Try to use different port.
- 5You need to manually force your Mac Book Pro to detect a video output. You can do that by going in your Mac Book Pro "Applications" > System Preferences > Display > Then Click on "Detect Display".
In some circumstances, Mac Book Pro can't communicate with the HDTV when you connect it if it is on "Sleep Mode" or Turned On
- 1Turn off your Mac Book Pro completely.
- 2Unplug the HDMI cable in your TV, and leave the other end connected in your Mac Book Pro.
- 3Plug or Connect the HDMI cable on your TV's HDMI slot.
- 4Open your Mac Book Pro.
Tips Tricks & Warnings
- For Audio problems, adjust settings in System Preferences > Sound > Output. If that fails, then go to this link http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4241?viewlocale=en_US for more detailed help.
- Your Mac Book screen will turn blue when it senses an HDMI connection. If the screen does not go blue, check the connection or, try a different HDMI cable. The other possibility is that your TV is not listening to the right "source" HDMI port, and is thus not communicating with the Mac Book. This varies from TV to TV but, most televisions establish an HDMI connection on any port that a cable is plugged into, irrespective of the source selected. If you have access to a different TV, you may want to try connecting to another TV before investing in another HDMI cable.
- Warning: HDMI cables bought from the dollar store don't work a significant percentage of the time.* Often, defective cables are shipped to dollar stores. So, if you're having trouble try, a good quality HDMI cable.
Categories : Apple
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