Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 18, 2011, 04:58 PM   #1
Yumunum
macrumors 65816
 
Yumunum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: U.S.
Is it possible to hook a Thunderbolt display...

To an HDTV, and have dual displays for my computer?

For example, I want to plug my MacBook (in clamshell) into a Thunderbolt display on my desk, and have an HDTV mounted on the wall near my desk for others to view. When watching movies through netflix or showing people Youtube videos, I could then continue whatever I'm doing on the Thunderbolt display while they could see whatever I was showing them on the other.

I hope that made sense... Thanks in advance!
Yumunum is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 18, 2011, 06:25 PM   #2
bookwormsy
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Yes. You would go Macbook-Thunderbolt cable-Thunderbolt display-Mini Displayport cable-mDP to HDMI adapter-HDMI-HDTV. The Thunderbolt display has a Thunderbolt port in the back so you would put the mDP cable there.
bookwormsy is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 18, 2011, 07:20 PM   #3
craigsharp
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Send a message via AIM to craigsharp
Or you could just get an ATV2... It does everything you said, netflix, youtube, even movies you have on your macbook... Afterall this is the Apple TV section of the forums...
craigsharp is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 18, 2011, 07:25 PM   #4
Yumunum
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
Yumunum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: U.S.
Quote:
Originally Posted by craigsharp View Post
Or you could just get an ATV2... It does everything you said, netflix, youtube, even movies you have on your macbook... Afterall this is the Apple TV section of the forums...
But that can't even do 1080p, correct? :/ and how would you even browse YouTube without a keyboard and mouse? Maybe I need to learn more about the Apple TV... thanks for the help!

Also, will my computer remember the correct display settings everytime I plug it in? I've never used my computer with an external monitor before, not to mention 2 monitors
Yumunum is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 18, 2011, 07:41 PM   #5
obsidian1200
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yumunum View Post
Also, will my computer remember the correct display settings everytime I plug it in? I've never used my computer with an external monitor before, not to mention 2 monitors
In my experience, yes the computer will remember the display settings every time you plug it in and unplug it. I am not sure how well this works with multiple displays, but seeing as the ones I've used have different identifier tags (whatever the display tells the computer to identify it as), I would think it would work just fine
obsidian1200 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Keeping a thunderbolt external hdd connected to a Thunderbolt Display? shorn Mac Peripherals 11 Jul 29, 2013 05:05 PM
Anyway to hook up NON thunderbolt Macbook Pro to Thunderbolt display? Aluminum213 Mac Peripherals 6 Feb 6, 2013 09:58 AM
Running a second display off of Thunderbolt Display's Thunderbolt Port? Rob.G Mac Peripherals 6 Nov 5, 2012 10:36 AM
Is the Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable the right one for Target Display Mode? SimonBS iMac 1 Oct 22, 2012 10:17 AM
Thunderbolt: extending screen but thunderbolt as main display + dock Retr083 Mac Peripherals 3 Aug 11, 2012 07:47 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC