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Old May 8, 2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Problem connecting MBP to Panasonic TV

I have a Macbook pro 17" 2011 and tried to connect it to a Panasonic Viera LED TV through a mini display port-HDMi adaptor and a HDMI cable.
No signal at all on TV.
Tried connect to a Samsung, and connection OK?
Does anyone know of any issue regarding connecting MBP to TV?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old May 8, 2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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Did you select the proper input on the TV?
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Old May 8, 2012, 07:35 AM   #3
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It says no input or do you have no picture? Did you try another HDMI port on the TV and is your TV set to unscaled?
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Old May 8, 2012, 01:01 PM   #4
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Problem connecting MBP to Panasonic TV

My TV has two HDMI inputs. I've tried both. In both cases I get a black screen, as if nothing was connected.
One funny thing is that when I connect to HDMI1, but select HDMI2 on TV, I can see the option for mirroring in system preferences > display > arrangement, and I can, for instance, select mirroring. And my MBP recognizes there is a Panasonic TV connected to it. But as soon as I select the right HDMI input on TV, the monitor preferences changes, and the option arrangements in system preferences > display disappears and MBP doesn't show/recognize Panasonic TV anymore.
Same happens opposite way. If I'm on HDMI2 and select HDMI1 on TV.
I thought it could be a malfunction in adaptor, but it worked perfectly in my Samsung 19" monitor.
Very buggy.
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Old May 8, 2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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My TV has two HDMI inputs. I've tried both. In both cases I get a black screen, as if nothing was connected.
One funny thing is that when I connect to HDMI1, but select HDMI2 on TV, I can see the option for mirroring in system preferences > display > arrangement, and I can, for instance, select mirroring. And my MBP recognizes there is a Panasonic TV connected to it. But as soon as I select the right HDMI input on TV, the monitor preferences changes, and the option arrangements in system preferences > display disappears and MBP doesn't show/recognize Panasonic TV anymore.
Same happens opposite way. If I'm on HDMI2 and select HDMI1 on TV.
I thought it could be a malfunction in adaptor, but it worked perfectly in my Samsung 19" monitor.
Very buggy.
did you mean to put this in the AppleTV section?
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Old May 8, 2012, 04:26 PM   #6
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did you mean to put this in the AppleTV section?
it is put quite fittingly in the "and other home theater discussion" section, I guess.

@OP: Sorry, no clue what's wrong with your setup. But indeed, an AppleTV (with HDMI) might solve this problem, at least when Mountain Lion is out and Airplay Mirroring comes with it.
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Old May 12, 2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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Had the same problem with a Panasonic, I had to go into (on my MBP) settings-displays and set the display boxes on top of each other. The default was using the TV as a second monitor and had nothing viewable. Hope that helps.
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