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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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How can I fix my Mac when When Connects to External Monitor (TV) gets blurred Text

I want to use a SANSUI TV as a display for my Mac. I have connected the TV with HDMI but the problem is it gets blurred text, it's not smooth at all. I have many resolutions with ALT on scaled but no ...
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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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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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Is there a way to Split one 42 Inch TV into Multiple Displays or Virtual Displays?

I am a video editor and I want to split up my 42 inch TV into multiple desktops. I want to shrink the display into multiple shrunk sections, so the Mac Pro thinks that there are 2 or 4 monitors hooked ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 does not output video via HDMI or MiniDisplay port

Problem I have a 2015 MacBook Pro. I also have a JVC television with an HDMI port. When I connect the two via an HDMI cable, the laptop appears to recognize that I've connected to another display (the ...
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TV provider disappeared from iOS?

Somewhat bizarrely, on both my iPhone and iPad, TV Provider is not an option in the Settings menu. If I search in Spotlight, it shows up, but when I click on it it just opens the Settings app (does ...
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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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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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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 and I ...
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AppleTV “Watch Now” doesn't recognize purchased content in library

Approximately two days ago Apple TV’s Watch Now screen stopped letting me watch the next episode of a show that I own and am watching. Instead it takes me to the rent/buy interface. I can watch the ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to Smart TV wirelessly

I have a MacBook Pro running High Sierra 10.13.6. In my house I have two Smart TVs: LG Smart TV with webOS Xiaomi Mi SmartTV with Android TV 9.0 I would like to wirelessly transmit the screen of my ...
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Controlling a Sony Bravia TV and sound bar with an Apple TV

hopefully, this is the right forum, for this question because I have no idea who else to ask. I want my apple TV to control my TV and soundbar. This includes sleep/wake functionality as well as ...
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How can I use a TV as a second monitor wirelessly (without a cable)?

I would like to use a TV or other screen as a second monitor, not as a mirror, but a fully separate monitor the way it would work with an HDMI cable. I usually use an HDMI cable for this but I'd like ...
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Is there a way to get the TV sound being played on a MacBook Pro via HDMI?

I have an LG HDTV and a 2019 MacBook Pro with a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter. What i would like to do is to watch tv normally but playing the tv's sound on the Mac's speakers. Is this possible? Does ...
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No sound output from Macbook to TV via HDMI?

I’ve got an LG OLED TV with HDMI support. I have a 2018 Macbook with USB-C ports running Catalina 10.15.4. I bought a USB-C to HDMI 2.0 cable and hooked up my Macbook to my TV. The pictures come out ...
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Cast videos from mac to Samsung TV

how can I wirelessly cast video files from my iMac (macOs Mojave) to my Samsung TV, without apple TV ? I know it's "possible" because an app like Popcorn time can do it. But I'd like to do it with ...
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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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2018 Mac Mini no longer sending video or audio to TV via HDMI

I have a 2018 Mac Mini connected to a TCL Roku TV (43S403). There used to be no issue using the TV as a monitor, but recently, whenever I go to the input for my Mac it says "No signal (is it on?)". I'...
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Getting sound to split between computer and external monitor (TV hooked up with HDMI to thunderbolt) from iMac but NOT simulatneously

I connected my TV to the iMac last night. When I drag a program up to the TV the sound switches from my computer speakers to my TV speakers; I thought this was a great feature. However, when I wake up ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 Macbook Pro to TV wirelessly

I am currently using an HDMI adapter (and a cable for audio) to connect my Macbook Pro (2009) to my HD TV (no smart TV) and I use a wireless keyboard and mouse. Is it possible to achieve the same ...
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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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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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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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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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MacBook Air 2012 Mini DisplayPort not working with HDTV

I'm trying to connect my 2012 11" MacBook Air to my Panasonic p60st60 1080p plasma HDTV using a new Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter & 6' HDMI cable. My TV displays a "No signal" ...
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How can I watch old episodes of Nova on my iPad?

I've been trying to watch some old episodes of Nova on my iPad, but the Nova website only seems to stream the episodes using a Flash player. I think several seasons are available on iTunes, but paying ...
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iTunes starts playing music automatically when watching Apple TV

Every time I pause or unpause Netflix on Apple TV it starts playing iTunes music on my computer, even with wi-fi and home sharing turned off. How do I disable iTunes from launching when using Apple ...
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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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Can I select music from my iPhone/iPad and it plays on my Samsung Smart TV

The title says it all, but to give a little more detail. What I want to be able to do is to sit on my sofa, and select music via my iPhone or iPad and then that music is played on my TV (which is ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...