Best method to connect MBP to TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sdilley14, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

    Feb 8, 2007
    Mesa, AZ
    Right now I am running my MBP to my TV using a Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter. It seems to work ok, but sometimes not so much. If I change inputs on the TV to watch cable, then switch back to the input the the MBP is plugged into, it'll sit on a blank screen for a while before the image kicks in. Sometimes it will give some nasty static on the screen for 5-10 seconds. And sometimes the image will work but the audio will continue to go through the computer (when this happens I have to disconnect the TB to HDMI cable for 5-10 seconds and let it "reset").

    I'm wondering if this is a cable issue or a TV issue? I have a feeling it is more of a TV issue, especially considering I had similar issues when I had my Apple TV plugged into this HDMI port.

    Would I be better served just running an HDMI to HDMI cable rather than the TB to HDMI cable? Or shouldn't it matter either way?
  2. JGRE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
    Dutch Mountains
    I have a PS4, ATV3 and a TV set-up box, all connected via HDMI to my Samsung TV. Switching from one to another device takes always a few seconds, sometimes it has issues recognizing the devices.......

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