Connecting MacBook to TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by denmennis, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. denmennis macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2011
    I would like to use my MB to watch internet TV shows on my HDTV. When I hook MB to TV using VGA-HDMI cable, all I get is a picture of the default MB screensaver on the TV screen rather than the the actual image of the desktop . Seems like the fix should be intuitive but I can't figure it out. Can anyone tell me how to get the actual desktop image to show on the TV screen?

    I have tried connecting to the AUX input on my receiver as well as directly to TV HDMI input.
  2. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Try dragging your windows over to the external monitor that's how it does work you know :D:D
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    System Preferences > Displays >> Arrangement.
    Select MIRROR DISPLAYS if you want to mirror the MB's display onto the TV.
    Otherwise you can drag windows onto the external TV.
  4. denmennis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2011

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