Connecting Macbook to tv HDMI

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by riannemb, May 29, 2011.

  1. riannemb macrumors newbie

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    Hi;

    I've got a macbook version 10.6.6
    I've got an Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
    I've a HDMI to HDMI cable

    Got them all connected; my television does recognize my macbook; however, I can't see neither hear the view/sound from my macbook.

    Do I have to change some settings?

    Greetz
    Rianne
     
  2. nickbgt macrumors newbie

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    i have my mac setup to my 32 inch HDTV and it didnt work for me either at first. What i did was go to the System preferences and go to Display and in the bottom right hand corner hit direct display and then pick the resolution for you tv. That should work
     
  3. riannemb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Nick,

    Thanks; worked out fine. Just the sound is still coming from my notebook instead of my tv. Could you help me out?

    Rianne
     
  4. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Likely your MacBook does not support audio through MDP. What model/year is it?
     
  5. SkippyThorson macrumors 65816

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    Correct. My MacBook, for instance, will not carry sound out of the MiniDisplay Port - it's just the way they were made. I can, however, get a standard 3.5mm audio cord and pop that in to my TV via the MacBook's audio out port. Then it will work just fine.

    Some MacBooks need cords to carry video and audio separately. Others can do both on a single cord. Most likely, yours is the former of the two.
     
  6. sivkknutsen macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem so I followed your directions but when I get to Displays there is no button for direct display, only detect displays. I thought there might be something there but nothing happens. Has anyone had this problem? Would be grateful for any and all help!
     
  7. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    nickbgt definitely meant "Detect Displays".

    Is the problem sound? If so, unless you have, I believe, the very last MacBook model released, it doesn't support sound over the MDP, which means you don't get any through HDMI. Most likely nothing at all is wrong, you just don't have the hardware. Run an optical cable from your headphone port (you'll need an adaptor) and call it good.
     

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