MBA to TV how do I do this?

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  1. iphonesrq 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
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Get an Apple TV and use AirPlay Mirroring.
     
  3. iphonesrq 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. iphonesrq 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?
     
  9. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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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. larry918 macrumors regular

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    Just to be clear, there is no need for an Apple TV if you have these cables?
     
  11. plainwhitetay macrumors regular

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    Correct. The Apple TV would just allow you to this wirelessly.
     
  12. NewbieCanada 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.
     
  13. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    FWIW, Mavericks will let you use an AppleTV connected display as a second monitor.
     
  14. NewbieCanada 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.
     
  15. JMountainDew macrumors regular

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    Thank you for posting this. That is great info to know.
     

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