how to have tv to your mac through hdmi?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrMxyzptlK, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. mrMxyzptlK macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    Hello i'm wondering how to get an hdmi signal on macbook pro. i know how to put my macbook on the tv but that is not what i am trying to do. i want instead to be able to view what's on my tv on my mac

    any suggestions?

    i have a mid 2010 macbook pro and a sony bravia hd tv.

    thanks for the help!
  2. movieboy23 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2007
    MacBook Pros do not support display inputs from external HDMI sources. The only way to get your home theater/Blu-Ray/Set-top box content on your TV would be to use an Elgato Hybrid device or if you want a 720p/1080i picture, the Elgato eyeTV HD, which can be found here:

    No company produces a device that will turn your HDMI output into an acceptable input to the MacBook Pro. This is due to HDCP digital copyright protection for content distributed through HDMI cables.
  3. mrMxyzptlK thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    damn that sucks, thanks for the info. :(

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