Problem Connecting MacBook Pro to Panasonic Plasma TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chunjeanim, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. chunjeanim macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2013
    I am having trouble connecting my MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8) to a Panasonic TV 42inch. (model No. TH-42PA50A)

    Unfortunately this tv doens't have a HDMI but only component video jacks

    I have the mini display port to VGA adapter and VGA to RCA Componect RGB cable.

    When i connect all the cables, my screen blinks BLUE for a second but the tv stays black with no changes to its screen.

    Am i doing something wrong?
    How can i make this work?
    Please. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.

    This URL links to the TV Manual if it can be of any help: Operating Instructions.pdf

    Thank you.
  2. 1member1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2012
    Do you see two screens in the display settings ?
    also I believe you changed source to AV2..
  3. chunjeanim thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2013
    yes two screens come up.
    One saying VGA Display and the other Colour Display.
    Screen shot 2013-04-27 at 8.15.07 PM.png

    And about switching source to AV2, did you mean that i should use other source?

    Thanks in advance:)
  4. shootist macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2011
    Have you set the TV to get a signal from the AV1 input. Just checking as that setting is sometimes overlooked.
  5. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    1600x1200 is way too high for a TV.

    The TV manual states that you must use 480p, 576p, 720p or 1080i. It's unlikely anything else will work. I'm not sure if OSX can be persuaded to output 1080i rather than 1080p (never tried, TBH).

    OTOH looking at the specs it's an 852x480 panel so would likely look a bit pants at anything higher set that resolution if you can.
  6. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Yikes, that's awful resolution. Not HDTV by a longshot.

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