problems with playing movies through macbook onto TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by leehughes, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. leehughes macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2009

    I have just gone out and brought a video cable HDMI -DVI lead and an apple mini - DP to DVI adpater..

    everything is hooked up and I can get the desktop of my macbook onto the TV but nothing else shows up... no folders or anything. When it comes to playing a movie on my macbook the tv turns black as if it is trying to do something but nothing happens..

    just wondering if anyone can help me out on this..

    I have the new 13.3 inch al macbook and my tv is pretty new..

    Thanks in advance
  2. duky macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    North Carolina
    Are you in Front Row? Or are you trying to play a full screen movie in QT or DVD player?
  3. btu macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2009
    hook up tv. go to system preferences. go to display. check mirror display.

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