Connecting macbook pro to samsung hdtv

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by iBack, May 19, 2009.

  1. iBack macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to connect my early 2008 macbook pro to my samsung hdtv using the dvi to vga adapter that came with the mb pro package. When I connect the macbook pro to the tv, it works perfectly like an external monitor for a few seconds, then the tv goes black. Am i doing something wrong? Or is it the vga at fault?
     
  2. simplysic macrumors newbie

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    try pluging the adapter into your Mac in clamshell mode,
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Your TV might have other forms of input, like DVI or HDMI.

    Maybe you can use a different adapter.

    Also, what does System Preferences > Displays say, when you connect your MBP to the TV.
     
  4. McShizzel macrumors regular

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    What model is your TV?

    I know some Samsung LCD TVs do not support Mac OS X, which is the case with my Samsung set (only Windows :mad:). So I just purchased a DVI to HDMI cable and hooked it up like that and all works well.
     

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