LED TV connection

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jogl, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. jogl macrumors member

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    Hi all - I'm having a few problems connecting my macbook pro to a TV.

    I've got a samsung LED which has HDMI and VGA input. When i connect my laptop it doesn't show on the screen, or in the displays on the macbook.

    As i only have a display port to DVI adaptor, i've tried;

    Displayport/DVI --> DVI to VGA converter & VGA Lead
    Displayport/DVI --> DVI to HDMI lead

    neither seem to produce an image. Connecting a PC laptop VGA --> VGA works fine. So...is it my connection or something i'm doing wrong?

    Just as one more troubleshooting point - connecting a DVI monitor works fine.

    any info would be great. Cheers!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Too many adapters.
    Either use an MDP > VGA adapter or MDP > HDMI adapter.
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  3. jogl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your answer although it was the obvious one!

    Is there any way of making the current setup work so I dont have to spend another £20 on an adaptor?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Obviously not. Maybe you can find a cheaper MDP > HDMI or MDP > VGA adapter via eBay.
     
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  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    an adapter is an adapter no secret riddle to making them work, if your current adapter does not work you obviously need a different one

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2

    this one is only $5.70USD not sure what it would be with shipping to europe but there must be a european distributor that you can find a similar price

    if you need to connect to your external display/tv than its really not much money, if your intention was to only use it once than i see your point
     

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