6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 6, 2011 11:31 AM by Barry Schiffman
swbenson Level 1 Level 1



I've just got a brand new MacBook Pro i5 and want to connect it to my samsung HDMI TV, what cable do I need to get?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • DreamCraft Level 1 Level 1

    Hey, check the below link of amazon. this cable works gr8. You might have to change setting of sound in system preference to get the Audio output from TV.


    http://www.amazon.com/Mini-DisplayPort-HDMI-Adapter-Cable/dp/B003OC6LWM/ref=pd_c p_e_1


    Trust me, i am using this cable :-)

    have fun.

  • swbenson Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you for your help I've just got one of them cables cant wait to use it.


    How would i go about setting up the sound so it could come though the cable?

    Saves me carrying two cables around with me



  • DreamCraft Level 1 Level 1

    Go to System Preference -> Sound -> Output ->select the TV in the drop down menu.

  • swbenson Level 1 Level 1

    thank you very much



  • N1bby Level 1 Level 1

    Plz help me , ive been using the same setup.

    But it stopped working out of nowhere

    the mac still recognizes the second screen but it doesn't work (black screen).

  • Barry Schiffman Level 1 Level 1

    Did you solve this?


    I am having the same problem with my Macbook Pro and an HD TV. Everything works fine if I switch the TV on and set the video input to the right HDMI input (using a HDMI to DVI adapter) *before* I turn on the laptop.


    But if the laptop is running, I get no video output on the TV. What always works is that I turn off the laptop, unplug everything, and then reconnect the cables and turn on the laptop in a cold boot.


    I would think that Apple would make this easy. When I connect the TV while the laptop is running, Sys Prefs tells me that the TV is recognized, but the TV receives no signal.


    There's a function key with an icon showing two monitors. Ordinarily I would think that this cycles through the settings "just laptop", "just tv" and "mirrored".


    I ought to say that my main use for this setup is to stream Netflix, and I wonder if Silverlight doesn't screw this up, because I get an alert when pressing the Function key the the F7 (I think that's the number)  about displaying in full screen mode. So maybe Silverlight is capturing the key command.