MacBook to Optoma projector

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nicolae, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Nicolae macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys please help. I have a MacBook and an Optoma Home Theatre projector. I would like to connect them and watch movies on big screen at home. For some reason the projector is not recognizing the laptop and MacBook can not connect to projector. What should I do?

    Thank you
    Nick
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

    kolax

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    How are you connecting? DVI or VGA with the adapter?
     
  3. Nicolae thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am using a VGA cable and at both ends an adaptor. VGA to DVI for projector and a Mac adaptor for VGA cable for laptop. Should I use them differently?
    Thank you for helping me.

    Nick
     
  4. feeef macrumors newbie

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    Nick,

    You should plug your computer to the projector and if nothing happens, go to "Displays" preferences on your mac and click "Detect Displays". This should make your mac find the projector as a second display.
     
  5. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

    Romanesq

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    I've done it

    Connected macs to my Optoma, Sony Pearl and also JVC RS-1 projectors.

    Would never do VGA. I've used DVI to HDMI cables of various lengths and all have worked well. And that's the only way to fly IMHO. :p
     

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