External Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macexternaldisp, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. macexternaldisp macrumors newbie

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    Hey i recently bought a mini display port to hdmi for my tv

    http://www.amazon.com/Mini-DisplayPort-HDMI-Adapter-Cable/dp/B003OC6LWM

    The Macbook doesnt recognize i have a tv in system settings/displays even if i press detect displays.

    When the tv is off i see it under arrangements but when i turn it on it disappears again.

    Was wondering if anyone else had this problem and what they did to fix it.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mersailios macrumors regular

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    Oct 23, 2011
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    It may be an issue with the cable itself. Have you tried a Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapter and then using a regular HDMI cable to connect to your television?

    (I know it sounds odd, but HDMI can be a bit picky especially when being driven from a Mini DisplayPort connection on a Mac.)

    I recommend the Moshi Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapter, which can be found on Amazon.com.
     
  3. macexternaldisp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Was on the wrong input for the tv. Doh!

    The $9 cord works great and i already had a sound setup for an ipod to tv/system speakers and i just pluged it into the mbp and it all works great! No need for an expensive adapter and a cord. ... ONly problem now is souund ... there is a ringing noise from the sound cant seem to get that to go away...
     

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