Couple ?'s about sending video from my MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thetussinmonstr, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. thetussinmonstr macrumors member

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    if i run from my mini-display port to an hdmi port on my tv, what do i have to do to be able to close my macbook and not have to like move the mouse every couple minutes???

    how can i run from my macbook pro (smaller mini-display port) to my older iMac (larger mini-display port) so i can use my 24" iMac screen when im at home with my MBP??

    Thanks for help -- Feel free to ask questions if its not easy to understand
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3131

    The short answer: You can't.

    The long answer: Both ports are video output, not input. You can't plug a video signal into the iMac and have an image magically appear on its display.

    You can do something similar with ScreenRecycler, though.
     
  3. thetussinmonstr thread starter macrumors member

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    yeahhhhh... just realized there's only a video-out on these things, kinda sucks. thanks for the screen recycler link though seems interesting im definitely gonna toy around with it.


    edit: what do you know about running a macbook in clamshell mode?

    any negative issues with the heat?
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    It's designed to run in clamshell mode, so I should bloody well hope not. Don't worry, they're designed to shut down automatically rather than overheat and damage something.
     

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