Sony 4K TV as Monitor

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  1. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    How are people connecting their Macs to their TV to watch 4K material? I have a 2014 Mac Pro and late a 2012 MacBook Pro Retina 15".

    Will it work to connect the computer to the TV and watch Netflix in 4K through the web browser?

    Do I just need to connect the HDMI cable and set the display resolution to 3840 × 2160? Is there anything else to set?
     
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    Yes, all you need just the HDMI cable and set the correct resolution.
     
  4. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    It could depend on which Sony 4k TV you have. Last year's models will not have H.265 support, which Netflix 4K requires. I don't know if the Mac will cover this.
     
  5. uvitor macrumors member

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    I think you misunderstood his question, he wants to run Netflix from the mac, so there is not such limitation. That limitation ( H265 support) is related to the TV embedded NetFlix.
    Here im running Sony 4k Tv using HDMI from nMP with zero issues.
     
  6. h4nc0 macrumors member

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    What resolution are you running it at?
     
  7. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    I understood the question. I wasn't sure if the H.265 has to be all the way down the pipeline, just like HDCP, that is why I used words like "It could depend".

    Having looked around, I have not found any information on Netflix 4K being available on a Mac. Everything seems to relate to 4K TVs with H.265. Has anyone tried 4K Netflix on a Mac?
     
  8. hydr macrumors regular

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    Hey h4nc0,

    You got a 4K HDMI TV and a Mac Pro, can you verify if it´s possible to run 60Hz?
    I got the Mac Pro, but not screen yet.. wondering if I should go for a TV or a monitor.. I need 60hz.
     
  9. h4nc0 macrumors member

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    only 30hz now. I need the nMP to output HDMI 2.0 for 60hz. My TV is HDMI 2.0 ready, so I am waiting for either a firmware update or Thunderbolt to HDMi 2.0 adapter from Apple.
     
  10. uvitor, May 11, 2014
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    I think HDMI 2.0 in nMP is not essencial for 60hz cause down the road an thunderbolt/mdp to HDMI 2.0 adapter will be available.

    As you asked, im running 4k resolution ( 4096 x 2160 ) at 24Hz cause i just use it for movie playback (it doesn't need higher rates ). As my main display im currently with TBD and willing to purchase a 4k monitor later this year.
     
  11. h4nc0 macrumors member

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    Hmm. I also have 4096x2160@24hz but isn't your TV's native resolution 3840x2160? Just wondering.
     
  12. uvitor macrumors member

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    Yeah, thats odd because it shows up both options in OSX pref. I think ill compare the quality of both resolutions.
     
  13. Coleman2010 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Do any of yo know if the 2012 MacBook Pro Retina supports 4K at 60Hz with 10.9.3 installed?
     

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