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Questions tagged [television]

A television, commonly referred to as TV, telly or the tube, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting sound with moving images in monochrome (black-and-white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions.

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Cable Channels on Apple TV? [closed]

I am thinking about getting an Apple TV. I already have Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts, and I understand that there are apps on the Apple TV that will give access to those. How do I get access to ...
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Send “soft power off” signal from a Mac via HDMI to a TV

How can I make a TV (a Sony W755C in my case) do a "soft power off" (same as when pressing the ON/OFF on the remote) by sending HDMI signals from a connected Mac? I think Apple TVs can turn TVs on ...
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How do I make macOS properly blacken my TV screen on standby

I have a Mac Mini connected to a Sony W755C TV by HDMI. If I put "Set display to sleep" on the Mac, the TV goes to black but displaying a very unsightly OSD text "HDMI 1 (Clock) No input. Check your ...
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Is there a magical solution/cable/box to simply mirror and stream everything that happens on my TV screen to my iPad mounted on my bed?

The title says it all. My problem is: I can't watch the TV from my bed, but I have my iPad mounted on my bed, right above my face. It is very convenient and comfortable. Now it would be AWESOME if I ...
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Connect a 2007 macbook to a TV

We've an old 2007 MacBook that I'd like to connect to a recent TV. If I'm not mistaking, the laptop has a FireWire 400 port, a VGA port, and USB ports. The TV has HDMI ports and USB ports insofar as I ...
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Some purchases NOT showing up on my Apple TV (4K)

Numerous shows that I have purchased are NOT showing up on my Apple TV. I have tried logging out then logging back in, but still they do not show up. They are on my iPhone and iPad.
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Is it possible to tether internet on the iPhone to an Ethernet attached device?

I have a hotspot connection on my iPhone 7 Plus phone that is extremely slow. The Internet on my phone is extremely fast. When I connect a device the connection is very slow. The device is a smart TV. ...
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Amazon FireTV without WiFi, MacBook Pro Internet sharing

I've been struggling for a while on this, strange set of circumstances. I have a Amazon FireTV box that I cannot connect as university wireless does not support it. I'm looking for a way to set up ...
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How fix fonts on external tv look good view?

i have a little problem with my mac and external tv (LG 4K). Macbook air 2012 (intel HD 4000) LG 43UJ6307 i connect macbook with MiniDisplayPort -> DVI -> HDMI (1.4). by default i cannot set ...
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Apple TV triggers TV every 5 minutes

I have set my TV to turn on and/or switch to Apple TV when the ATV wakes up from sleep. Until tvOS 10 it worked as expected but since I upgraded to 11 the other day, the TV switches to the ATV input ...
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How can I display iPad content fullscreen with HDMI on a TV?

I bought an iPad lately (10.5" 2017), and I want to connect it via HDMI to my HDTV. Now I know that because of the iPad screen size, I cannot get fullscreen on my TV (I have black borders right and ...
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Is it possible to force the MacBook Pro HDMI output to specific resolution/refresh rate?

I have a MacBookPro11,2 connected via HDMI to a 4K television. I would like to try driving the display at various resolutions and frequencies, to see if that might alleviate some problems with signal ...
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Calibrate TV display against MacMini

I have a MacMini with a VGA monitor plugged in to the display-port with an adapter. I've just added a 32" HD Ready (720p) TV as the 2nd monitor via the HDMI output of the MacMini with no adapter, and ...
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Is there a way to move all windows back to the iMac (from HDTV)?

My iMac is hooked up to an HDTV, and sometimes I move windows over to the HDTV. But sometimes, my HDTV is not powered on, or it is set to the cable box, and I can't find the windows (apps) on my iMac,...
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AirPlay without Apple TV?

Why are there AirPlay speakers or audio, but not for Video. I.e I have yet to see a single TV set support AirPlay mirroring, while many support Andriod ChromeCast type. Is it possible to have Video ...
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Apple TV YouTube “Error occured loading this content”

So my YouTube application for my Apple TV is not working. When I go to play a video, it shows "An error has occurred loading this content. Try again later." This first started happening yesterday out ...
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System volume locked on Mac mini when using HDMI audio

I just connected my Mac mini (Late 2012) to my TV using HDMI. Now, all works good, except that I cannot set system volume on the HDMI link. That is, if I switch from built-in speaker to HDMI audio, ...
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How can I stream tv shows on my iPhone 5s (without downloading)?

I've looked everywhere for an answer to my question but I can't seem to find one: I'm trying to watch a tv show on my iPhone 5s that I bought on my account via the computer. However, the only way it ...
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What are alternatives to EyeTV for watching live TV

I have an old Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick (800e) that I would like to use to record and watch TV using an over-the-air antenna. I know that some people love EyeTV, but it's a bit expensive and not very ...
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Can I connect Amazon fire TV/fire TV stick to my Macbook Pro instead of TV?

If I just replace a TV with Macbook Pro, does it work? I haven't tested it yet. Please give me some suggestions. Thanks.
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AppleTV 3rd Gen Displaying 'static' randomly

We have a third generation AppleTV that has just started giving us trouble (after moving - although the unit was properly packed and transported, so I do not expect damage from this). Randomly when ...
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Using 30" cinema display as TV

I have the old (now discontinued) 30" cinema display, but I don't use it that much anymore so I'm thinking of converting it to a TV if possible. Yes I could get a TV tuner but I'm not sure about the ...
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How to redirect MacBook 2009 audio to my Sony TV?

I can't connect audio from my MacBook 2009 to a Sony HD LED TV, need some help.
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iOS app to download YouTube videos to video library?

I have an iPhone 3GS with iOS 6 an I would like to watch movies on the TV, therefore I bought an AV composite cable. Only videos that are located in the "photos/videos app" can be played on the TV ...
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Stream video to TV over Apple Composite AV cable?

I'm using an iPhone 3GS (iOS 6.1.6) and would like to stream video from the Safari browser or an installed app to my TV over the connected Apple Composite AV cable. Is that possible?
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Can I connect iPhone 6 to an old Samsung TV without HDMI?

it is a macbook 2008 2ghz intel core 2 duo, NVIDIA Geforce 9400m 256mb, software ox10.9.5 (13F34) serial W8843A9J1AQ THANKS ANDREW !this is the macbook - thanks I have an iphone 6 and an old macbook ...
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How can I have TV shows I'm not currently watching not appear on the iPad?

I recently upgraded from iOS 6 to 8. Previously, the show's icon did not appear in the video viewer if there were no shows uploaded to the iPad. Now, they all show, presumably so that you can download ...
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Connecting a 2007 Mac Mini to a Samsung Tv

I have a mid 2007 Mac Mini that I bought to hook up to a tv and use for Netflix, tv, etc. When I connect to the tv it shows a mode not supported message. I followed the instructions on the web ...
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Apple TV functions as Airplay target, not independently

I have a setup that looks like this: +-------------------+ +---------------+ | | +---------------+ | | | Apple TV | | ...
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Mac Mini needs HDMI unplug-replug after it's been asleep

I have a Mac Mini hooked up to my TV in my living room, connected via my audio received, and via HDMI. If I leave the Mac until it goes to sleep, the TV screen goes blue (as expected), and the Mini ...
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Rental Movie from Iphone to Apple TV

I am wondering if my iTunes rental purchased from my iPhone is available on my Apple TV?
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How to burn non-English subtitles into mkv using a mac application?

my smart TV app (samsung UE55F8000) doesn't render non-latin subtitles correctly and there is no option to configure it. The only way to show non-latin subtitles as far as I understand is to burn ...
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What is the best way to connect a MacBook Pro to a Samsung TV set?

I would like to connect my MacBook Pro, which has Mini-DVI DisplayPort and FireWire ports (I have DisplayPort to DVI converter as well). What is the best way to connect it to a Samsung TV, which has ...
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TV lagging when watching regular TV channels while Apple TV is on

One of my friends is setting up a TV for another friend, and noticed something very odd. I don't know the specifics of the TV, but we're talking a 2014 Samsung Smart TV that hasn't been cheap at all. ...
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Connecting a 2009 Macbook to a TV with video and sound output

I would like to connect my late 2009 white Macbook to my TV, with support for video and sound. I thought I could use the Mini DisplayPort for that purpose, but unfortunately, Apple's website says ...
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How to Steam Video from iPhone to WiFi-Enabled HDTV

Just bought my first wifi-enabled HDTV. I have a feeling this is a "duh!" question, but I can't find a clear answer. Is it possible to stream a video from my iPhone to the HDTV? I've heard of ...
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2007 Imac with 10.5.8 Leopard with mini-DVI port to HDTV not working

I'm trying to hook up my IMAC mini-DVI port to my Samsung HDTV. I have a (mini-DVI port to HDMI) adaptor plugged into a 15' HDMI cable. This plugs into the TV's (DVI/HDMI) port. I also have a 15' ...
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Can I use an AppleTV when I travel off my home network?

I have a first generation AppleTV and I am wondering if I take it on vacation and connect to an HDTV with an HDMI cable, will it enable me to pickup programming off the WiFi in my vacation are for ...
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Chromecast: maximize tab on TV while multitasking on Chrome?

I'm trying to use Chromecast to watch an ESPN3 game in full-screen on my TV, while continuing to work in Chrome on my laptop (OS: Mavericks). The ESPN3 player doesn't have an option to stream directly ...
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Philips TV: Connect MacBook shared folder to TV

I have an issue: Connect Macbook and Philips TV. I want to browse Macbook shared folder in Philips TV, but it cannot be done as easily as on Windows (uh) Maximum what I've found after an hour of ...
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How to disable the MacBook screen when connected to TV via HDMI

How can I disable the MacBook screen when it is connected to my TV via HDMI?B
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How to redirect MacBook Pro audio to my TV?

I just connected my MacBook Pro 2013 to my TV using HDMI. The visuals are working, but the TV does not get the audio from my MacBook. How can I redirect the audio from my MacBook to my TV?
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Is there any downside to buying the Apple TV 3rd generation rather than the 3rd Generation Rev A?

The 3rd generation Apple TV apparently comes in two versions: 3rd generation (A1427, model MD199LL/A) 3rd generation Rev A (A1469, also model MD199LL/A) According to the Apple TV article on ...
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How to stop iTunes from automatically downloading purchased TV shows?

I was running out space on the drive where I stored my iTunes media, because every time I opened iTunes, the application would immediately begin downloading TV shows I had purchased on my Apple TV. ...
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How to show TV from a coaxial cable on an Apple Thunderbolt Display

I'm leaning towards replacing my current monitor (an LG) with an Apple Thunderbolt Display. The display would mostly be used with my computer but I'd like to be able to watch TV with in occasionally. ...
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Mac Mini 2013 and Samsung UE32F4000 32 inches tv resolution problem

i'm trying to connect using hdmi cable my new mac mini and my new samsung 32 inches tv. My problem is that i can't find the right configuration on mac and on tv to achive the correct resolution. If ...
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How do I stop iTunes 11 from randomly match SD and HD episodes of a TV-series?

I'm trying to add my entire TV-series collection to iTunes so I can easily view it on my AppleTV. Everything was great until I tried to add DVD-rips and BD-rips of the same show. Now it just randomly ...
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How to prevent from changing volume when using 2 to 1 RCA connector

I prepared scheme: (Amplifier I use is Pioneer A-307R http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/archive/A-307R/page.html TV Samsung UE40D6750 http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/tv-audio-video/television/...
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Mac Mini Streaming to HDTV

I am considering purchasing a Mac Mini in a few weeks and am just wondering about the best way to wire it to a 1920x1080p Monitor as well as a 720p HDTV. I would like to put streaming video on the ...
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What port is this?

Questions: Is the display plug in the following picture indeed a Mini-DVI? Would this cable work? (I would use a regular DVI Male to Male with it)? Why? My friend wants to connect her Mac (iMac I ...