MacBook Pro problem connecting to Sony Bravia TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Craig70, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Craig70 macrumors newbie

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    Hiya. I have just bought a Sony Bravia 55" LED/LCD (model KDL-55EX710) but cannot get my Macbook Pro to connect via HDMI or VGA (via DVI) (using the mac mini adaptors). The Macbook registers that there is a another display attached (the resolution changes) but nothing shows on the TV. With HDMI nothing at all seems to register.. Any thoughts? Mirroring etc did not seem to help... :(
     
  2. mr.mac.man macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same problem connecting my white 15" macbook to
    my Sony Grand Wega 55" . connect it via mini DVI adapter then converts to DVI to a HDMI cable, it registers it's a sony LCD but nothing shows on the TV.
    would really like thoughts for both of us! :(

    hope someone can help Thanks!!
     
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Works great on my Sony Bravia 40" with mini Display Port to DVI + DVI to HDMI cable. Using 2011 15" MacBook Pro.
     
  4. MacHamster68, Apr 7, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    sony bravia it has a funny remark in its user manual

    Do not attempt to connect the HDMI/DVI connector to a PC or Laptop Graphics Card.
    (This will result in a blank screen being displayed)

    that aside always try the absolute lowest resolution you can set first
    and try to be patient , sometimes switching off / on overscan /underscan can help too with TV's
    and try different frequency's on the Macbook too ...means just for example if you choose 1024x768 @ 100hz and the tv can only do 1024x768 @60 hz or the other way round , it will stay black if it cant display it just for example , but your user manual should help you with exact figures

    sorry we live in 2011 and nothing is just plug and play any more :(
     

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