Question concerning Macbook to HDTV

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  1. batmandarkknight

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    i connected my macbook to my samsung tv which reaches 1080i. anyways. its connected via hdmi.

    i have a few questions

    1.) how come on my tv, the wallpaper is snow leopards wallpaper, and not my macbooks wallpaper?

    2.) Also, when i want to see my windows in my samsung tv, i need to drag the window (from the macbook) all the way to the lower right ccorner for it to appear on the tv. any way to fix this?
     
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    Did you turn on (tick) the mirror effect in your display preferences?
     
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    just tried it. it worked. :) pero, now, i cant see my dock and menubar?
     
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    its because only one monitor may have the resolution. try to change the resolution manually by yourself until you reached the desired resolution.
     
  5. batmandarkknight

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    oh that sucks. so both my macs lcd and the samsung lcd cant have the same exact thing shown?
     
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    Sir where did you bought your mini displayport 2 hdmi cable? Mgkano po bili nyo? Thanks & Happy New Year!
     
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    @batman,
    You can set the resolution of your external display to a max of 1920x1080 (if I'm not mistaken) but the mac's lcd has a max of 1280x800 only. They should however show the same contents.

    @enrique
    Just for clarification, older macbooks have the mini-dvi port, in which case, you can buy the mini-dvi to hdmi converter then use an hdmi cable. 2nd option will be mini-dvi to dvi converter then use a dvi-to-hdmi cable. The cables are readily availble at ace hardware. The converters are available at digital hub outlets (cheaper) and iStudio.
     
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    @enrique

    i bought it in singapore

    @jayteecie
    sooo. what should the resolution be on my mac and my lcd?
     
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    As I mentioned above, LCD=1920X1080, mac=1280x800
     
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    okay. i just had to disable overscan.

    i can see everything now. one tiny question tho. is there really black borders in the samsung lcd? cause mine has.
     
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    I am currently using a MiniDisplay Port to HDMI and mine is working flawlessly in my Samsung Series 6 without the black borders.
     
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    weird. what settings do you have?
     
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    where can you purchase the cable locally?
     
  14. batmandarkknight

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    i saw a minidisplay port to hdmi in vmall. in the apple store
     
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    which apple store, you mean digital hub? they carry that minidisplay port to hdmi already? that's not an apple cable right, different brand? anyone tried this with an mbp and a bravia? so that will transmit my videos with audios to the tv already? 'coz the one i got now minidisplay port to dvi to hdmi doesnt do audio. :(
     
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    it really wont do audio. theres a discussion in the other thread.
     
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    I have a MacBook Pro and a Bravia. DVI really is solely a video interface, and audio has to be handled separately. I had to buy a double-male 3.5 mm cable (just buy a generic one at the Electronics Boutique; they're cheap). I connect one end in the MBP's earphone port, and the other end in the Bravia's audio port for PC input.
     
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    Anyone with suggestions or has experience connecting Samsung Series 7 to MBP?

    Trying to connect MBP to Samsung Series 7 LED tv using
    Mini DisplayPort Male to HDMI Male 32AWG Cable - 10ft from Monoprice.com
    I hooked the to HDMI1/DVI port of the tv and the other end MBP
    The MBP Display menu (Systems Preferences) shows to both profiles of SAMSUNG and Color LCD
    TV shows black screen and "No Signal" sign

    Tried to restart both MBP and tv
    Tried to tick and untick Mirror Displays
    Tried to tick and untick Overscan

    Still no display

    Any suggestions?
     
    #18 renzo, May 15, 2010
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