12999 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2011 8:06 AM by Bryan Debnam
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2010 9:41 PM (in response to jbigney)Sounds a lot like you got a bad adapter. You could try getting another. You could also get the official Apple Mini DVI to DVI Adapter and then a DVI to HDMI cable and see if that works better.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2010 10:37 PM (in response to jbigney)Hi: I'm researching the same myself and wondering...
could it be lack of support for HDMI?
_Pure digital video output_
DVI output using mini-DVI to DVI adapter (optional)
VGA output using mini-DVI to VGA adapter (optional)
Composite output using mini-DVI to video adapter (optional)
S-video output using mini-DVI to video adapter (optional)
Irrelevant for me but curious if rez for 42" would be supported too.
Good luck with your set up.iMac11,2, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2011 11:49 AM (in response to jbigney)I'm having a very similar issue. I have a mini-DVI to DVI then DVI to HDMI plugged in to my TV. Only the background on my computer shows up, no browsers or other applications I have running. Sounds works, as well. Haven't found any help from forums or Apple themselves. Very frustrating! I'm obviously going to keep messing around and will let you know if anything begins to work.MacBook 4,1, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2011 2:03 AM (in response to Megg22)I think I know what cause the problem. I have an Macbook and an iMac and both of them are in OS X (10.5.8) Leopard. Just like everybody else I would like to connect my Macbook to HDTV. I bought the mini DVI adaptor to HDMI it didn't work the TV was just on blue screen. It was very frustrating, I worked on it for about 2 hours and tried everything "Detect Display" "60 KHZ" System Pref "Mirror Display" "command F1". My TV still in BLUE SCREEN! I thought it was just a cable because it was from a third party. I got tired of it and to install my iMac and it work right away as soon as I plugged in the mini DVI to HDMI to my HDTV. I am watching netflix. The resolution is good I plug in the headphone jack to my Bose 321 and it was majestic.
I think the Problem is the built in mini DVI port on some of the old MACBOOK 2007 to 2009 or there must have been a setup that need to be done from macbook. BUt I could figured it out. I am going to call apple and go to best buy and inquire about this MACBOOK problem. I hope that by tomorrow I could get some solid answer.Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iMac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2011 5:06 PM (in response to Truelight0)I am having an identical problem. Unfortunately, I cannot quite follow the syntax of the response to the original post. I have a Macbook 2.1 and I am trying to hook up to an LG 32LH20 TV. I got the Mini DVI to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable at eh Apple store. Connected the HDMI cable to the HDMI IN jack on the back of the TV. They also sold me an audio cable with the 3.5mm jack on one end and the red/white AV plugs on the other end.
Once all of the cables are hooked up, it doesn't work...exactly. If I switch the TV input to 'Component', I can get the audio of whatever is running on the Macbook, like from a Netflix movie. As for video, the only thing I get is when I switch the TV input to 'HDMI'. Then, all I get is the generic Apple purple sky. The only things that I can get in the screen of the TV that also shows up on the Macbook are when I open up things like the System Preferences menu. No browsers or other apps.
Can somebody please help me further?
PS - yes - I am a newbie to Macs, being a PC person since '96.
Message was edited by: ratrodrickMacbook 2.1, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2011 6:50 PM (in response to ratrodrick)duh....
With the output display icon now added to the the toolbar and the Macbook connected to the TV, I found the option to 'Display Mirroring' when clicking on said icon. Tada!
Now I just need to get a straight 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable in lieu of the the 3.5 mm + red/white RCA cable and I should be OK.Macbook 2.1, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2011 8:06 AM (in response to ratrodrick)
Does the new iphone support this? I want to do NAVi out to my car dash screen. Does the 3G Ipad 2 have an actual NAVI andcan I buy it with out service? I want to teather via clear and use navi in my car.