Connection to TV problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ahbai, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Ahbai macrumors newbie

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    Dear Experts,

    Would like advice from forum experts. I tried connecting my MBP mid 2009 to my Philips tv using mini display port and HDMI cable. However nothing is reflected in the TV screen after i tick the mirror box, TV shows unsupported format. Please advice. Thank You all.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You are mirroring a 16:10 resolution, whereas your TV is 16:9.

    Lower your resolution to something like 720p and it should work fine.
     
  3. Ahbai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Snaky69, tried lowering it down to 720p and even 480p still got the same result. TV screen shows unsupported video format. :(
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Either the MBP isn't outputting video or the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable isn't working. Do you have a way of testing them?
     
  5. Ahbai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dear T5brick,

    please advice how do i check if my MBP is not outputting video? Still very noob in mac. Appreciate your assistance.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Basic troubleshooting. Use a known good cable and a known good display.
     

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