4765 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2009 3:10 PM by Rupe07
I could certainly do that, but I don't have an Apple store nearby and didn't want to deal with the hassle of returning through the mail, etc. The PC input worked just fine with our HP laptop, and if I can get the Macbook connected that way, I wouldn't need the DVI-HDMI adapter anyway. Like I said, I haven't had a problem connecting the Macbook via VGA to anything else before. Any suggestions?
I bought a mini-DVI to HDMI and an HDMI to HDMI cable. Once I went into settings for the display, I found that the TV was acting as a second monitor and that it was off to the right of the macbooks own screen. Thus if i moved the mouse to the right it could control the second monitor. You are able to move the screens so that they have the same data on each or use them as two screen with different info on each. Each screen is clearly visible in Spaces and it works a treat.
It is also possible to use the TV as the only screen. The way to do this is to connect up and close the lid on the mac. Once the light on the front starts blinking you can wake it up by using your mighty mouse or external keyboard. once awake, assuming you have chosen the correct HDMI connection from the TV the TV will act as the only monitor at full resolution.
The problem I have, is that I have not been able to get the sound to work. I have used the earphone socket and connected that to external speakers as I cannot seem to get the analogue signal on the TV on anything but an AV channel (not an HDMI channel). Thus the sound works on one channel and the image on another. My TV is a Sony KDL40w5710 - thus if anyone know the solution to getting the sound running through an HDMI channel on my TV it would be appreciated if you could contribute.