Need a little help with MBP SR hooked to samsung 32"

Kasper Winding

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Original poster
Dec 6, 2006
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Denmark
Hi all

I tried to hook my new MBP to my 32" samsung LCD tv and it worked ok, but how do i turn off the screen on the MBP when iam watching film on the tv?. Is it possible to close the lit while watching movies on the tv. Please help me out :eek:
 

Killyp

macrumors 68040
Jun 14, 2006
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You can just fade the backlight out on the MacBook Pro, and this won't interrupt anything. :)
 

tekmoe

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Feb 12, 2005
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for whatever stupid reason, apple does not give us the ability to turn the screen off without having to close the lid, wait for it to sleep, and then press a key on an external keyboard to wake it back up. i hate this. any other laptop can turn the screen off without having to put the computer to sleep. in fact, the dell d620 i am working on right now can do it by pressing fn+f8.

meh.
 

KumaChan

macrumors newbie
Jul 16, 2007
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Its all in the manual

To operate your computer with an external monitor attached and the display closed:
1 Connect a USB keyboard and mouse to your MacBook Pro.
2 Connect the power adapter to the MacBook Pro and a power outlet. Check that the power adapter light is on.
3 Close the MacBook Pro display to put the computer to sleep.
4 Follow the steps in the previous section to connect your MacBook Pro to an external display.
5 Wait a few seconds and then press any key on the external keyboard to wake the MacBook Pro.


Connecting a TV, VCR, or Other Video Device
To connect a TV, VCR, or other video device to your MacBook Pro:
1 Connect the Apple DVI to Video Adapter (available separately) to the DVI port on your
MacBook Pro.
2 If you want to send the sound from your MacBook Pro to the device, connect a
miniplug-to-RCA cable (not included) from the headphone (f) port on your
MacBook Pro to the audio input ports on your device.
3 Turn on the external device.
4 To detect the TV or other external device, hold down the Command (x) key and press the F2 key.
5 To adjust how the images are displayed on the device, use the Displays pane of System Preferences.
 

KumaChan

macrumors newbie
Jul 16, 2007
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Another Important point I found out as I was trying this same thing...

Using Your MacBook Pro with the Display Closed
You can use your MacBook Pro with the display closed if the computer is connected to
an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
Important: To use your MacBook Pro with the display closed, the power adapter must be plugged into the MacBook Pro and a functioning power outlet.