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connecting macbook pro to LG tv

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Sep 26, 2010 9:22 AM
I'm trying to connect my mbp to an LG TV.
I have a mini dvi to hdmi, then a hdmi to hdmi monster cable to my TV, but when i connect i can only see in the tv the screensaver on my computer; no video or applications or menu is shown in the LG, just the screensaver i have. Nothings happening when i play a movie in my computer.
I selected and tryied all of my tv's hdmi ports and is the same.
What can i do?
Thanks.
R.
macbook pro 2010 13", Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Amy Lossie1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Sep 26, 2010 10:20 AM (in response to randy reynoso)
    Hi Randy.

    Do you see and/or can you play the movie on your computer?

    If yes, have you tried to drag the movie window over to your TV? You may need to do this in order to view it there. You may also need to open the monitors panel and drag the white bar to the TV. This will set the TV as the main screen.

    If no, I'm not sure if I can help you.

    Amy
    15" MBP late 2009; 3.06 GHz, 256 Gb SSD, 4 Gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 3 X 20" C2D iMacs 2.16 GHz, 2 Gb RAM, PBG4 AL 15" 1.5 MHz
  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,130 points)
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    Sep 26, 2010 11:40 AM (in response to randy reynoso)
    randy reynoso wrote:
    I'm trying to connect my mbp to an LG TV.
    I have a mini dvi to hdmi, then a hdmi to hdmi monster cable to my TV, but when i connect i can only see in the tv the screensaver on my computer; no video or applications or menu is shown in the LG, just the screensaver i have. Nothings happening when i play a movie in my computer.
    I selected and tryied all of my tv's hdmi ports and is the same.
    What can i do?
    Thanks.
    R.


    First, mini-DVI adapters are used in MBP's that predate the ones covered in this forum. Nevertheless, there could be any number of issues, the most important of which is you need to go to System Preferences>Displays, and make certain you've set up dual displays in Arrangements.

    Also, remember, in your MBP sound is not transferred through the mini-DVI port. You need to set up sound via a digital TOSlink cable from the MBP to your entertainment system.

    Finally, some iTunes movies have DRM restrictions that will block the video from going to your TV.
    MacBook Pro i7, 17". iPhone 4 (32GB). iPad 3G (64GB). Magic Trackpad., Mac OS X (10.6.4), No Windows here

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