Connecting macbook pro to samsung hdtv

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

  1. iBack macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2009
    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

    May 4, 2008
    try pluging the adapter into your Mac in clamshell mode,
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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

    Oct 29, 2008
    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.

Share This Page