2009 13" MBP and the mini display port to hdmi?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Imola Ghost, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Ok, so I bought a Rocket Fish mini display port to hdmi cable to hook up to my brand new LG lcd television. I use this tv as I travel a lot for work and bring it with me so I thought if I had a cable to connect my laptop to my tv, then I could watch some HBO while logged in to my ATT Uverse account.

    I connected the cable and the television was displaying a entirely different wallpaper, it was the solar system wallpaper built into Lion. However I had the grass wallpaper as my back ground.

    Also as soon as I went to either go to Safari the screen went fuzzy. I quit Safari and the solar system wallpaper was back.

    What am I doing wrong or not doing?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Is the external display set to "MIRROR DISPLAY" in System Preferences > Displays >> Arrangement?
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    You are in extended display mode (which you want, since the TV and computer are different resolutions). You can simply drag a window off the right side of your screen and it will show up on the TV, and you have two different spaces to work with. You can change the background on them independently, it just shows up with the default for any new display you connect.

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