Connecting MacBook to TV

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

  1. denmennis macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Try dragging your windows over to the external monitor that's how it does work you know :D:D
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    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.
     
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