Connecting Macbook Pro to HDTV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gauravjain12, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. gauravjain12 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to connect Macbook pro to HDTV wirelessly? Basically I want to see screen of my macbook on TV and control it from Macbook's keyboard with out purchasing any external hardware like Apple TV.


    Thanks,
    Gaurav
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Aside from magic you'll need an AppleTV2/3
     
  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Retina MBP has an HDMI output. If you aren't in the mood to upgrade than you can get a display to hdmi adapter.
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    OP asked for wirelessly.
     
  5. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    oh, sorry, didn't see that....than yeah, Apple TV is your only good option. Cheap too at $99. Don't expect great quality however...I get stuttery playback when both my computer and Apple TV are hard wired.
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    True, a wired connection over HDMI is the OPs only realistic bet.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Without third party software, you can't stream to an Apple TV unless you have a 2011 or 2012 model MBP. I don't think the OP specified which revision he has.
     
  8. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    You can find a new Apple TV 3 for $85. Great investment, especially if you have a surround system...from the garage before you enter your home you can start playing music via your iDevice ;)

    And you can do many other things.

    As far as HDMI goes, you can get the Redmere cables. They're very thin and cheap.

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10255
     

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