MacBook Air with external display other than ACD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MilkMan4, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. MilkMan4 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    Is there a way i can hook my macbook air up to my 24'' HDTV? It has hdmi, via, and component inputs. Is there any adapters to go from like USB to hdmi or vga that would work for my macbook air?


    preferably cheapest option too?
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    1) Buy Apple mini displayport to HDMI adaptor
    2) Buy cheap HDMI cable
    3) Plug cheap HDMI cable into adaptor
    4) Plug other end of HDMI cable into TV.

    BAM! Big screen action. Of course you'll need to turn the TV on for the full effect, but once you have it'll be like this: BAM!
  3. MilkMan4 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
  4. MilkMan4 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    ooh also another question...
    if i had my mba and laptop hooked up on a tv stand and i had an apple wireless keyboard and trackpad could i be over on my bed and use the keyboard and trackpad and watch it on the tv across the room?
  5. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

    Jun 15, 2010
    Washington, D.C.
    Depending on your settings, you should be able to make it 1080p.
  6. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Yep. I've gotten about 50 feet range out of them before.
  7. MilkMan4 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    Does it matter if it is a good brand like belkin, moshi, or something for $50 off apple, or can it just be a cheap one off ebay for $5 and still work fine?
  8. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Should not matter. There is one additional thing you need to do by plugging in an HDMI cable it will create a second screen and the desktop will still display on the first screen. You can drag windows onto the second screen or you can go to System Settings - Displays - Arrangements and set mirror display.
  9. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    The cable itself can be pretty cheap but I've seen some really cheap adapters that look like they would fall part easily.
  10. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006

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