MBA to TV how do I do this?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hello I have a 2013 MBA i7/256/8

    I have a vizio tv with HDMI. How do I view my MBA on my TV?

    thank you
     
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    Get an Apple TV and use AirPlay Mirroring.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you...any other way to do it?
     
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    You can also use any Mini-Displayport to HDMI cable, as the Thunderbolt port on your Air is backwards compatible with Mini-Displayport.
     
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    Well that answers my question!
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha now I'm confused, do I use the cable you posted the link for? or what is the other poster talking talking about?
     
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    you can also use a straight mini displayport to hdmi cable. i found it to be more reliable than using an adapter.

    http://www.amazon.com/Mini-DisplayPort-HDMI-Adapter-Cable/dp/B003OC6LWM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1373156118&sr=1-1&keywords=mini+displayport+to+hdmi
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Just to be clear, there is no need for an Apple TV if you have these cables?
     
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    Correct. The Apple TV would just allow you to this wirelessly.
     
  12. macrumors 68030

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    That's correct - provided you're OK with a wired connection.

    The wired connection will be superior to mirroring over Apple TV - it turns your TV into a second monitor, with no lag.
     
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    FWIW, Mavericks will let you use an AppleTV connected display as a second monitor.
     
  14. macrumors 68030

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    Yes I know - running Mavericks. But a cable is cheaper than an Apple TV and the connection is better. Obviously the Airplay connection is more flexible though. All depends on your needs and situation.
     
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    Thank you for posting this. That is great info to know.
     

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