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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? Unfortunately, you can't. ...
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Is it possible to force the MacBook Pro HDMI output to specific resolution/refresh rate?

The answer is: Yes, this is possible. I found a piece of trialware called SetResX that lets you set arbitrary real resolutions on the HDMI output, and it works! I also found a video tutorial here ...
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How can I use a TV as a second monitor wirelessly (without a cable)?

I assume that you are using a MacBook. If so, you can do it with an an Apple TV box, but since it works over WiFi, you will need to connect the AppleTV to the WiFi network. Use an HDMI cable to ...
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Is it possible to force the MacBook Pro HDMI output to specific resolution/refresh rate?

Additional answer, to combine with @ruief's answer to use SwitchResX (which I agree works really well, having found it from @ruief's answer and tried it!): Be sure to use a Mini DisplayPort (i.e. ...
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How can I display iPad content fullscreen with HDMI on a TV?

After some discussion with the Netflix chat support I got this confirmed. It has now been reported to the development team and hopefully they will improve the iOS app in the future so that downloads ...
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How can I display iPad content fullscreen with HDMI on a TV?

There are apps that detect if your iPad is mirrored to an external device via HDMI and adjust to fit accordingly. For example, the official Netflix app outputs the original aspect ratio to the ...
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Some purchases NOT showing up on my Apple TV (4K)

Make sure that you are signed into the same Apple ID username (email) and password. If you are, sign out and then sign back in to see if that helps. If that still doesnt work, then you may need to ...
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Amazon FireTV without WiFi, MacBook Pro Internet sharing

Short answer: Not without getting you in hot water with your school/university. Technically speaking, you could have a setup that consisted of: a WiFi router with a network specifically for your ...
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How do I make macOS properly blacken my TV screen on standby

The message "HDMI 1 (Clock) No input. Check your cables, etc." is apparently generated by your TV. The first place I'd look is in the TV's menu system. See if there's any way to change what is ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to Smart TV wirelessly

If you have Google Chrome installed, open it. Then click the three lines in the top right corner then Cast -> Sources -> Desktop -> [chromecast name] TV Make sure Google Chrome has screen ...
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How can I fix my Mac when When Connects to External Monitor (TV) gets blurred Text

Under the ‘Display’ tab, hold down the OPTION / ALT key while you press on the ‘Scaled’ button alongside Resolution to reveal all available screen resolution options for the display Try using this to ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to Smart TV wirelessly

I want to transmit the screen of my MacBook to these TVs so I can work in different apps, documents, code and watch movies. You need a simple AirPlay compatible dongle plugged into the HDMI port of ...
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TV provider disappeared from iOS?

If you don't see "TV Provider" in Settings sign in into both iCloud and AppStore app with the account that set US as a home location and reboot device.
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Is there a way to get the TV sound being played on a MacBook Pro via HDMI?

No. This cannot be done. Your MacBook doesn't have HDMI ports; they are Thunderbolt 3 ports meaning the display signal you're getting from it is DisplayPort. So, they will not support ARC* (HDMI ...
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Cast videos from mac to Samsung TV

The easiest and most reliable way is to get an AppleTV. Unfortunately, most "Smart" TVs look to the Android OS to implement their smart functions and as such, they natively support Chromecast where ...
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Cable Channels on Apple TV?

If you want actual TV from antenna or cable, you need a network tuner in addition to your Apple TV which accepts a signal and makes it available on your computer network. I bought an HDHomerun a ...
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Cable Channels on Apple TV?

There are many Apple TV apps for streaming services (e.g. PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, etc.) that will replicate the functionality of a traditional cable subscription. Your best bet would be to try ...
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How do I make macOS properly blacken my TV screen on standby

Another way to approach this is to try (again?) to set up the TV to shut down when the HDMI signal goes down. It may not be possible with your model, and I see where some Sony TV owners are ...
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Connect a 2007 macbook to a TV

Your Macbook should have a Mini-DVI port on it. What you need is a Mini-DVI to HDMI adapter like this one and then you connect with a normal HDMI cable. Edit: Note that this will not give you audio ...
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Connect a 2007 macbook to a TV

Is a USB/USB cable the recommended way of connecting the two devices No, not if you're trying to get the display of the laptop onto the TV. A USB port doesn't carry monitor signals. are there ...
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How fix fonts on external tv look good view?

It sounds like your TV is not correctly connected to the Mac, so that you only have Full HD resolution available instead of the UHD resolution you want. I would suggest trying with a different cable ...
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Is it possible to force the MacBook Pro HDMI output to specific resolution/refresh rate?

According to Apple, connecting your 4K TV to your HDMI port is only supported at either 3840x2160 or 4096x2160 resolutions. You can use 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs at the following resolutions ...
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Is there a way to move all windows back to the iMac (from HDTV)?

You could try going into System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement and check Mirror Displays. From here, unchecking it should bring all your windows back to your main screen.
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AirPlay without Apple TV?

"AirPlay speakers" are to be used when you have an Apple router that's directly connected to some speakers (no TV), therefore you can only stream audio and not video. If you were to connect an Apple ...
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Can I connect Amazon fire TV/fire TV stick to my Macbook Pro instead of TV?

You must have an INPUT port on your Mac in order for this to work. Unfortunately they only come with OUTPUT ports...sorry....no FireStick to Mac capability!
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Using 30" cinema display as TV

I've never heard of a DisplayPort-based external TV tuner. But there are HDMI-based TV tuners available, and HDMI-DVI adapters are cheap. Single-link DVI supports 1920x1200 at 60 Hz, which is higher ...
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Can I connect iPhone 6 to an old Samsung TV without HDMI?

For your iPhone 6, purchase a Lightning Digital AV Adapter: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD826AM/A/lightning-digital-av-adapter And a HDMI to DVI adapter cable: https://www.amazon.com/dp/...
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Can I use an AppleTV when I travel off my home network?

You may have an issue with the hotel wifi. Oftentimes hotel wifi networks require you to open a web browser to login and use the internet. The Apple TV doesn't have a web browser so you might not be ...
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Is there a way to Split one 42 Inch TV into Multiple Displays or Virtual Displays?

You can use BetterDummy to make your virtual displays, then do PIP window streaming without title bar. NOTE that the PIP streaming is only available with the $15 Pro version.
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