New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

iMac - iMac to external HDTV


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
kitster79

 
Member Since: Jun 24, 2008
Posts: 11
kitster79 is on a distinguished road

kitster79 is offline
Hi,

I am trying to connect my VIZIO HDTV to my new 24"iMac so that I have some extra screen space. I bought a this cable...

APPLE MAC MINI-DVI TO HDMI- HDMI CABLE INCLUDED!! - eBay (item 370140299754 end time Jan-05-09 23:45:14 PST)

I connected the mini-DVI cable to my iMac and then connected th HDMI cable to the connector and the other end into the HDMI port on my HDTV.

I am getting nothing. Just a blue screen when I change to the HDMI channel where it says "No Signal!"

Can anyone help me resolve this?

Thanks in advance.

Kit
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 38,406
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Well, the adapter and cable are the correct ones to use so we can eliminate that.

Make sure the adapter and HDMI male to male cable are snug and fitted correctly. Also make sure you have both your iMac and the TV setup correctly to send and receive the video signal.

Your iMac: System Preferences -> Displays. Does the Vizio show up as a choice? Set the Vizio to "mirror" the iMac by dragging it on top of the iMac display. Use the native resolution of the Vizio (check your manual).

Secondly, the TV should be setup to receive a video signal from an outside source, much the same way it would receive a signal from a DVR. Check your owner's manual to learn how. Probably through a menu system accessible from the remote.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« How much storage can a PowerMac G4 dual 867MHz can handle? | mac pro sli question »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Need to know how much RAM your Mac can hold? iLaugh Other Hardware and Peripherals 6 12-13-2009 01:49 PM
imac hard drive in external case kermada Apple Desktops 4 08-16-2008 06:25 PM
External monitor and iMac 20" ItsMeDave Switcher Hangout 2 04-12-2007 11:21 PM
iMac as external display? sdilley14 Apple Desktops 5 05-08-2006 12:36 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?