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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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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 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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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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How do I connect a Mac to an analog TV?

Is it possible to connect my MBP with a Thunderbolt port to an old CRT TV? I think the TV has composite inputs at least, and maybe S-Video too. I'd also like to use other computers with the same TV, ...
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Media center app and remote control for mac mini?

I can't justify buying an Apple TV while I have an old mac mini around to hook up to my entertainment center. I'm currently controlling it using Air Mouse with my iOS devices, but I'd really like to ...
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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 to make Apple TV play episodes consecutively?

I have a 3rd-gen Apple TV. I recently started ripping and adding some of my TV Shows from DVD and I've stumbled into a problem. Some of TV shows episodes are played consecutively (one-by-one without ...
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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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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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Best way to mirror iPad to tv for my parents?

My mother got an iPad 2 and rarely ever uses her old computer anymore. She mostly uses it to look things up and watch video in the different Swedish TV-channels apps (like SVTPlay or TV4Play). The ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Use a macbook Air for watching TV using thunderbolt

I have a dish tv connection. The receiver has a VGA out port and an AV output port. I want to see the tv on my macbook air. My question is - Can I use a thunderbolt to VGA cable to view TV on my ...
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Keep the current audio output device, when attaching a new one

I have my TV connected to my iMac via HDMI and speakers hooked up to the iMac via the headphone port. Whenever I turn the TV on, the Mac starts playing audio through the TV instead of the speakers ...
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Mirroring iPad to Apple TV using local router and using data connection?

I have a iPad 3 or the new iPad and it's 3G. I plan on using this at trade shows so I can mirror what's on my iPad to the TV using Apple TV. We'll be using a local router instead of wi-fi because it's ...
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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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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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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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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 can I use a Macbook Air to provide a TV with an internet connection?

The television we have supports the use of the internet through an Ethernet cable or wireless USB network adapter (bought separately). The television has no built-in wireless and the nearest ethernet ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Only Getting Monochrome Output on TV

I'm connecting a late-2006 MacBook Pro with the Apple DVI to Video adapter and an S-video cable (4 pins) to a high-end but outdated TV. Unfortunately, the output via the S-video cable seems to be only ...
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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 can I make my Mac Mini 1,1 display 1080p?

I have an early intel Mac Mini (1,1 Late 2006) that I'm resurrecting for the purposes of a media centre (intend to replace with a modern device when finances allow). This model is furnished with a DVI ...
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Audio Out Different from Retina Model MacBook Pro?

I have somewhat of a weird issue. I have a client who wants to send their audio out from their MacBook Pro 15" Retina to their TV from the headphone jack output on the MacBook. The TV has a 1/8th ...
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Minimal Apple TV Setup

For an exhibition I need a minimal Apple TV setup that enables me to connect an iPad to an Apple TV via Air Play. → Ideally I don't want to bring an extra router or computer. Is it possible to ...
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How to better use a Mac mini as a home theater PC with a television set?

I'm running a Mac mini into a television set via HDMI. With the Plex application for Mac, the experience is fantastic. But I've been looking for ways to make the "computer side" more couch friendly. I'...
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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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Why does iTunes repeatedly start playing

Whenever I plug my 13" MacBook Pro into my TV (via DVI) iTunes spontaneously starts playing. If I quit it, it reopens and starts playing again. I ended up having to rename iTunes.app to get it to ...
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Prevent MacBook Pro from going to sleep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? I would like to prevent my MacBook Pro (2009 version) from going to sleep when I close it. I can do ...
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Is it possible to use an apple TV2 with standar tv (composite)

The title say it all... Is it possible to use an apple TV2 with standar tv (composite). The apple tv 1, the original have a composite connector, but the tv2 dont. You will ask me to get an HD tv, but ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to HDTV

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro 15". What would I need to buy in order to be able to use my LED HDTV with it, and which wireless keyboard works the best with it?
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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