MacbookPro to Samsung TV

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  1. Applejack39 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,
    as a new member (all of two minutes )I find myself in need of your help. I am trying to connect my Mid 2010 MacBook Pro to my Samsung UE6ES6300UXXU smart TV, without success. I have tried connecting using a HDMI to Miniport display lead, The movie plays well, vision and sound on the Macbook but all I get on the TV is what appears to be an Apple wallpaper. My previous laptop, Compaq Presario (now passed on) worked perfectly with an HDMI to HDMI lead. I thought it better, in view of Apple not fitting my Mac with an HDMI lead, to buy the HDMI to miniport Display lead rather than the adaptor available. Are there settings in the Macbook that need to be changed to give me what I am trying to achieve? All help will be gratefully received.
     
  2. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    Have you turned Mirroring on in the display preferences.

    Or set which display you want to be the primary when connected to the TV
     
  3. Applejack39 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Mik3F,
    thanks for your input, yes I tried the mirroring with no effect and as far as the primary display option you suggested, I'm not sure exactly what you meant. What I did was to connect he HDMI 3 socket on the back of the TV to the Mini-display port on the Macbook and selected HDMI 3 on the TV source button on the remote control, but zilch!! I tried the system preferences, Display, Sound to no avail. My thought would be that if I contacted Apple the first thing they would ask me is, Did you buy an APPLE lead? well the answer to that is No, price wise they are just a ripoff and I can't see that another make of HDMI to Mini-disply port would not be able to perform the correct function. where do I go from here?
     
  4. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    Are you saying that when you connect the TV to the mini display port via HDMI you are getting nothing being displayed

    I use a third party mini display port to hdmi lead and have no issues

    Possible faulty adaptor?

    If you are getting the apple wallpaper then it sounds like mirroring is not switched on.

    Can you drag the movie window to the TV screen
     
  5. Applejack39 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes connected as you say and nothing shows on the TV. No way to know if the lead is at fault as I have no way to check it. Although the mirroring in preferences display shows the box checked, when I did a scan the items being scanned showed the MIRROR is OFF ! so my next question is how do I turn it on?
     
  6. duervo, Mar 13, 2015
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    duervo macrumors 68000

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    Repair Permissions in Disk Utility. If a preference you have selected appears to have no affect, then the most common cause is that the preferences could not be written to the preferences file due to invalid permissions on the file. A permissions repair on "Macintosh HD" using Disk Utility usually fixes it, if that's indeed the cause.
     
  7. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Samsung TVs are weird. You have to go to input and then tools and change the source type to PC. Otherwise, the TV treats it like a cable box, which HDMI handles differently from a PC.
     
  8. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    Not with my Samsung TV, plug it in and it works straight away from the HDMI
     
  9. acctman macrumors 6502a

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    is that adapter you're using a Apple one? I have tried a few third party adapters that do not work with the Mac.
     
  10. Applejack39, Mar 14, 2015
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    Applejack39 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,
    with regard to your Samsung TV Mik3F what model is it? mine is a Samsung Smart TV model UE46E6300UXXU. which port did you connect to on the back of the tv? And in reply to acct man, no it's not an Apple lead, its an Allreli Display port cable EA468041. Can't make out why the hell Apple put a display Port and not a HDMI, especially when you consider what we pay for the product in the first place.

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    Mik3F Further to your point about the mirroring, how do you actually switch the mirroring ON. as I said in my previous post, when I go into preferences and select Display, all it shows is the mirroring checked ticked. It then says,
    Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available, OK so where is the menu bar ? I can find nothing.

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  11. Applejack39, Mar 14, 2015
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    Applejack39 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys, further to my mac to TV problem I found this on the Mac How To site, "Once the laptop is connected to television, you should see the same window on your MacBook displayed on the television. If you don't then you should check that Display Mirroring is turned on.

    Open System Preferences and click on Displays. Two windows should appear, one with Built-In Display (that's your MacBook's screen) and a second one for your television. Focus on the second window and click the Arrangement tab. Ensure that a tick is placed in the box marked Mirror Displays. The display should now appear on your television (if it still does not you may need to check the connection and the settings on your television)." This would appear to be my problem, I only get ONE window on my Mac, how on earth do I get the other one? any ideas What possible settings do I need to change on the TV?
     

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