MBP and HDTV: Troubleshooting

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jmitch150, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. jmitch150 macrumors regular

    jmitch150

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    Since the day I got my MBP two months ago I have always had it hooked up to a small HP HD monitor via HDMI. The other day I tried hooking it up to my 32 inch HDTV and now I am experiencing a weird problem.

    The TV and the Mac recognize each other but the screen continues to flash/blink every second (almost like it is loosing conenction). I check the cords and everything is fine which I assumed because everything is fine when I'm connected to the HP monitor.

    Does anyone know what the problem could be? I've tried searching the web and forums for a few days and have not been able to find anything. Any help would be awesome!
     
  2. jmitch150 thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Go into the display settings and change the refresh rate if you can (measured in Hertz, Hz)
    This could be causing the problem. Get back to me if that doesnt work.
     
  4. jmitch150 thread starter macrumors regular

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    there is only one other option and it is greyed out.
     
  5. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, the only thing i can think of right now is the HDMI on the TV itself might not be properly detecting the MBP. Is it a known good port? Can you test it with a DVD player or something?
     
  6. jmitch150 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah PS3 works perfectly fine in that port.
     

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