How does the mirroring feature work?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jacoblee23, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2011
    Does the display look good on your tv? I have a 42" lcd and a 32". Does it mirror everything you do such as web browsing too, or are there certain things it cannot mirror? It sounds like you can essentially turn your macbook laptop into a desktop sort of by mirroring the display.
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    Right. You can even close the lid, and as long as the laptop is plugged into power and the TV (or a monitor), it will effectively function as a desktop.

    Displaying an image on a TV can be great, with some caveats. You have to make sure the TV is set to display the pure image coming over the HDMI cable and isn't modifying it by scaling it (overscan) or applying sharpening or anything. That can really ruin the image quality if you're using a TV as a computer monitor.
  3. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    clamshell mode works great. I had my 2012 15" practically in clamshell mode for at least a year.

    I use an 11" air now in clamshell mode and it's great. I cut cable years ago, and it's my home theater computer.

    Never had an issue with clamshell mode..

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