4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2012 6:54 AM by Abraço
edlund Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I've the latest MacBook Pro and I'm wondering how could I connect a video projector? I know I have to purchase an adapter/converter, but which one do I have to buy?

 

Note: I don't think it has a projector/screen connection spot.

 

Thanks,

 

Best Regards,

Edlund


MacBook Pro
  • 1. Re: Connecting a projector to MacBook Pro
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    All projectors I've used had a VGA input cable. So I had to purchase a MiniDisplayPort to VGA adapter for the new MBP. An available is a MiniDisplayPort to DVI, if your projector is that fancy. The MiniDisplayPort is also called the Thunderbolt port.

     

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/mac_accessories/displays

     

    Once all is plugged in, the Mac automatically detects the external display and sends video signal to it. You have two choices: video mirroring (same image in both) or independent displays. Use the System Preferences / Displays pane to adjust resolution, color depth, etc

     

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  • 2. Re: Connecting a projector to MacBook Pro
    Abraço Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There is a NoSleep Utility (NoSleepHelper. Pavel Prokofiev©) licence free, to do that you want. Just look for it and install it.

    For the moment, i do not have yet a second monitor, but soon will be real. For that i have installed this facility, that whith a wireless keyboard and a mouse, allows run mac without need to open front panel.

  • 3. Re: Connecting a projector to MacBook Pro
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    Abraço wrote:

     

    There is a NoSleep Utility (NoSleepHelper. Pavel Prokofiev©) licence free, to do that you want. Just look for it and install it.

    For the moment, i do not have yet a second monitor, but soon will be real. For that i have installed this facility, that whith a wireless keyboard and a mouse, allows run mac without need to open front panel.

    That is something else altogether. Running the Mac closed with a KVM setup. Called Clamshell Mode. No need for any extra software, is automatic as soon as you have keyboard, video and mouse plugged in prior to closing lid.

  • 4. Re: Connecting a projector to MacBook Pro
    Abraço Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I thank for your words, because i am just giving my first steps into this mac area. My post is as far as i reached 'till the moment. I join your knowledge to mine...