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    Connecting MacBook to an LCD HDTV
    Hey guys...

    I'm attempting to connect my Macbook to an LCD HDTV. I have: A) the mini-DVI-DVI converter, B) the appropriate cables for sound, hooking straight into the TV and not a receiver, and C) the DVI - > HDMI cable

    When I try it...the sound works ok, but the screen won't stop displaying the Macbook's Desktop picture. I start the movie...and sound comes out through the TV (good) but the picture remains the same.

    Anyone know how I can fix this? I thought I was doing it right...?

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    A. Drag whatever app it is you're using to watch the movie to the TV screen. Move your mouse off the edges of the screen and you'll figure out which side of the screen.

    or

    B. open System Preferences / Displays and put a check in Mirror Display (something like that anyway) and you'll have the same thing displayed on both screens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    A. Drag whatever app it is you're using to watch the movie to the TV screen. Move your mouse off the edges of the screen and you'll figure out which side of the screen.

    or

    B. open System Preferences / Displays and put a check in Mirror Display (something like that anyway) and you'll have the same thing diplayed on both screens.
    Thanks for the quick response! My girlfriend has Leopard, so I'll check on her machine when I'm there later on.

    For option a: I'll have to drag the app to the TV screen??? I wasn't aware that would need to happen - on my Plazma, the picture comes up no problem (but I have a non-Leopard macbook, and a plasma...so I know it could be different)

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    That's because your machine is using option 'b' and is set to mirroring mode. Uncheck mirroring on yours, and you'll have to drag and drop also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    That's because your machine is using option 'b' and is set to mirroring mode. Uncheck mirroring on yours, and you'll have to drag and drop also.
    It worked. THANKS AGAIN! You rock.

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