HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a widely used interface for transmitting audio and video signals between devices and displays.

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Turn main screen off when watching full screen video on TV

I connect my Mac via an HDMI adapter to my TV to watch films. Is there a way to turn off my Mac's screen while watching those?
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Problem with Mac HDMI - Thunderbolt display to Sony (not a cable problem)

I have a 13-inch Macbook Pro with Mountain Lion installed. I bought an HDMI - Thunderbolt cable months ago in order to watch movies, TV shows and whatnot on my TV (Sony Bravia). The cable had been ...
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Which Macs support HDMI with ethernet?

Which Macs support HDMI with ethernet, either natively such as the 15" retina Macbook Pro, or via a Mini Displayport adapter? My Samsung TV can connect to the internet, but has no Wi-Fi access. ...
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iMac - 2nd display not working using thunderbolt - HDMI

I recently bought an LG monitor to use as a 2nd display but my iMac (mid 2011, running Mac OS X Lion) doesn't detect it. It's connected using a Thunderbolt-to-HDMI-cable (which I bought from The ...
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Need to connect mac-mini and thunderbolt display to a Dell U2713HM for dual monitor 2560x1440

I need to run a dual 27" 2560x1440 mac-mini. I already have a thunderbolt display and I tried connecting a Dell Ultrasharp with 2560x1440 to the HDMI port of the mac mini - that doesn't work. There ...
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How to mirror secondary display to a TV?

I have had a dual-screen setup (27'' iMac + 27'' thunderbolt display) for a while now; having recently acquired a MDP->HDMI adapter I'm struggling with mirroring the secondary display onto my TV. ...
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mirror iPhone 5 display to TV without AirPlay

Is there any way I can make anything that is currently shown on the screen of an iPhone 5 to be displayed on a regular TV or projector that has the usual HDMI, composite video, DVI, DSub inputs via a ...
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Special HDMI cable for Apple TV?

I'm looking to purchase a HDMI cable online for use with my AppleTV. I asked the seller just to be on the safe side, would this cable work with an AppleTV and he said it will not work. From ...
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DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter doesn't play audio on Samsung TV

I can't make my MacBook Pro mid 2009 play audio on my Samsung LCD TV. I am aware that only recents MacBook Pro have audio out through the Mini DisplayPort and mine doesn't have it. This is why I ...
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Macbook Pro w/ retina display connected to Dell U3011 monitor via HDMI - periodic error message about audio

I have my retina MacBook Pro running a Dell U3011 monitor via the HDMI port. Periodically, the monitor shows an error message: Unsupported audio format Please set the audio output on your audio ...
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Can I use my Macbook Pro Retina as a monitor for PS3?

I want to connect my PlayStation3 to my Retina Macbook Pro so that I can play my games using the MBP's display, is it possible to do it with HDMI port or something else?
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MBP retina + Dell u3011 via HDMI: intermittent screen message about audio

I have a new Mac Book Pro (MBP) retina connected via HDMI to a Dell U3011 display. Every few seconds, but irregularly, the display pops up "MESSAGE Unsupported audio format. Please set the audio ...
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Can I connect a projector with HDMI to my Mac Pro's DVI connector using an adapter?

I am interested in purchasing a projector that has native resolution of 1024x768. The projector has HDMI connector and VGA connector. I want to connect it to my Mac Pro computer which has only DVI ...
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Should I get a mini DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI to DVI adapter?

I bought the new Retina MacBook Pro, which has an HDMI out and two Thunderbolt ports. I have an external display that I've been using that has a DVI input. Should I get the Thunderbolt/mini ...
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What is the max resolution output by the HDMI port of the MacBook Pro Retina?

Does the MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) output 2560x1600 to the HDMI port? The reason I ask is that I would like to drive 2x30 inch 2560x1600 monitors while still using the Gigabit Ethernet adapter. ...
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What causes the retina Macbook Pro HDMI-DVI output to cut out on occasion?

I got my retina Macbook Pro this week and have been waiting for my Thunderbolt to DVI adapters to get here so I can hook them up to my external displays. In the meantime, I am using an HDMI to DVI ...
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MacBook Pro with retina display external monitor connections

Is it possible to connect two external monitors to a Retina MacBook Pro without using Thunderbolt displays? For example, one connected with HDMI and another using Apple's DVI connector and also use ...
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Does my MacBook DisplayPort support video input?

I have been reading through all these resources here and here, but I couldn't find an answer. My question is simply: can the DisplayPort on a MacBook take a video input source? More Details: I ...
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Can I connect an iPad to a monitor with with an Apple Digital AV Adapter converted to DVI?

I need to connect my 3rd-generation iPad to an older monitor. I already own an Apple Digital AV Adapter. Other than the need to purchase an HDMI to DVI cable is there anything preventing me from ...
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Bootcamp HD monitor overscan problem on MBP

I've got a MacBook Pro (Early 2011) set up with Windows 7 64-bit on a Boot Camp partition. I'm using a mini DisplayPort adapter and an HDMI cable to connect to an Asus VH232H monitor. The problem is ...
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3D movies or videogames from MacBook Pro to 3D projector

I have: a 3D projector with: HDMI, VGA, S-VIDEO one of the first MacBook Pros, with a DVI port (with an ATI X1600) DVI to HDMI cable (and a DVI to VGA) Active glasses, not the red/green (anaglyph) ...
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Best way to connect a MacBook Pro to a projector

I recently purchased this projector that has HDMI, VGA, and S-video inputs. Also, I have one of the first versions of the MacBook Pro, from around 2007/8. Currently I have connected both devices vía ...
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How to solve the “overscan” issue if the iMac is connected to an HDTV and using BootCamp and Windows 7?

This question is related to both iMac and Windows, but since it is happening on an iMac 27 inch model, so I hope posting in the Apple forum is more relevant. Basically, when an iMac is connected to ...
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Which Macs support HDCP on their built-in / native displays?

Which Macs, both desktop and portable, support HDCP on their native displays? The web is awash with information on connected displays, and which support it, don't support it, and stories of people who ...
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Does the iPad 3rd generation output 1080p video using the HDMI adaptor?

I can play 1080p videos I've loaded onto the iPad using the video player on the iPad itself. Before I invest in the HDMI adaptor, I'd like to know if the HDMI output actually displays 1080p on the ...
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What cable/adapter should I buy to connect a MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt port to a TV via HDMI?

I have a late 2011 15" MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt/mini DisplayPort. What cable do I need which will transmit both audio AND video?
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Does the iPad 2 HDMI out adapter work with the new iPad?

I was at the Apple store yesterday and I wanted to purchase an HDMI out adapter for my new iPad. Oe of the employees said to wait becaus they're getting in newer ones for the new iPad, which should ...
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VGA vs Mini-DVI to HDMI adapter

I'm about to buy an external monitor to use with my MacBook Pro late 2008. I do understand HDMI (digital) looks much better on screen (better quality?) than VGA (analog), so I'm thinking about buying ...
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External monitor has “snow” at 1080p/i when connected to MacBook Air

When I connect an external monitor to my new MacBook Air via Mini DisplayPort to HDMI, I see the extended desktop but there are snow-like artifacts. When I change the resolution to 720p, the screen ...
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How do I disable secondary display connective via HDMI on Lion/Mini?

I have a late 2011 mini and the HDMI out is set up to go to my receiver and thence to my TV. When the TV is off, I would like it not to extend my desktop to it, but it is. How can I prevent that other ...
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Using iMac in Home Cinema

I am currently considering buying an iMac 27" to replace my PC, and also to have at the centre of my home cinema/media system. The iMac would be used to play DVDs, stream video, play CDs, MP3s etc. ...
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What is the difference in resolution and quality between SCART, VGA, and HDMI?

For my old MacBook (2,1) I have a mini-DVI to Video adapter that I use to connect to the TV (mini-DVI-to-Composite-to-SCART). It works, but I cannot seem to get the right resolution for the TV display ...
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No image on TV when connected using HDMI cable to MacBook pro when booted in bootcamp

I have a MacBook Pro with an NVidia GT 330M graphics board and mini display port output. I purchased an HDMI converter for the computer, and connected it to my TV (Panasonic GT30). When booted in ...
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2011 Mac Mini not working with included HDMI to DVI adapter

I've got a brand new Mac Mini with a peculiar video issue. It just won't show video using the included HDMI to DVI adapter.: I've plugged this Mac Mini and adapter into three separate DVI monitors. ...
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Does this Mini DisplayPort to HDMI connector output audio?

I'm trying to find a relatively cheap Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable that also supports sending audio to an HDTV. Cables from Monoprice are out of the question, since they don't ship to Romania and ...
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Volume Keys not working with HDMI audio on mac OSX Lion?

I have a mac mini 2011 with OSX Lion. And I have connected my monitor (with integrated speakers) through hdmi port. The sound is working fine, but the volume keys on the keyboard don't work. When I ...
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MacBook Pro HDMI No Sound

I purchased a MacBook Pro in March of 2011. I plugged a mini-to-HDMI cable from my laptop into my Sony receiver. I have no a picture, but no sound. There is no external source listed in the sound ...
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Any way to compare Thunderbolt config in picky iMac 21.5“ and happy MacBook Air 11”

Having tried to debug a really annoying 21.5" iMac for a day now, I'd appreciate any hints. The scenario goes like this: We got an iMac 21.5"(Mid-2011) for an auditorium and plugged it in through an ...
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How to solve Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Overscan problem? (Part of the screen is missing)

I use the latest model of iMac 27 inch and output to an Samsung 40 inch HDTV, and found that the Menu Bar is missing on the HDTV. This is usually known as the "overscan" issue, that the top 10 or 15 ...
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Optical out does not work on my new 2011 Mac Mini

I use the optical out on my new Mac Mini to play high quality music over a separate D/A converter and a class A amplifier. This worked fine with the previous Mac Mini revision. Now, when I connect ...
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What do I need to connect MacBook 13" mid-2010 to HDMI TV?

From what I understand, the mid-2010 MB (MacBook7,1), unlike its predecessors, is able to send audio and video from its Mini-DisplayPort to an HDMI port with a simple Mini-DP-to-HDMI adapter, and does ...
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Best practices for 2011 Mac mini connected to monitor + HDTV?

I'm dual-purposing a new Mac mini (2011) as a desktop machine and media center. I will be using a DisplayPort to DVI adapter to use with the desktop monitor, and a long HDMI cable to go directly to an ...
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How do I capture video in real time from a Canon 5D Mark II to iMac in Final Cut Pro?

We really need your help. We are shooting a movie and searching for a solution how to capture video from HDMI port of Canon 5D Mark II to an iMac 27 inch in real time. The iMac doesn't have an HDMI ...
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How do I connect my MacBook Pro 15" (2011) to an HDTV?

I just bought a brand new MacBook pro 15-inch model with highest specifications in this June. It is running 10.7 Lion. How do I connect my MacBook to HD TV? It looks like it has only the ...
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What adapters work from Thunderbolt to HDMI?

My new MacBook Pro uses Thunderbolt to connect a monitor. My monitors have all HDMI or VGA plugs. So I was looking for an Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter in my favorite shop. But I can't really find one. ...
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MacBook Pro can't output to Panasonic HDTV (P60GT30)?

I have a new 15" MacBook Pro running Lion. My client has a new 60" Panasonic (P60GT30) in their conference room. They have a Windows laptop plugged in to the PC input, and it works fine. However, ...
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What are the advantages of the mac mini's hdmi output?

I have a late 2008 MacBook so I know that if I want to connect my laptop to a tv I need two cables: one for video and one for audio (while in newer models this issue is bypassable via appropriate ...
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Is there a problem with Thunderbolt to HDMI in Lion?

After upgrading to Lion on my recently purchased Macbook Pro 13" base model I'm having trouble connecting to an HDLCD TV. My TV is connected to a receiver. Sometimes when I connect I get 5.1 sound ...
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Rotate iPad Video out when connected to a monitor

I have a HDMI -> iPad adapter that I'm using to connect my iPad to a monitor to do a demo at a tradeshow. The monitor I'm using is placed vertically, so I need to rotate the video out from the iPad to ...