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What is required to watch movies on my computer through my TV?
 
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Need to know what you want, exactly. Do you mean attaching your computer to the TV with a cable? Or, attaching some device to the TV, and using that to transfer and play movies stored on your computer? Or, streaming movies off the internet, etc?
 
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What is required to watch movies on my computer through my TV?

As already posted, you need to provide a LOT more information: 1) What computer & OS are your using; 2) What TV do you own; 3) Do you want a wireless or cabled solution; and 4) Do you have a Wi-Fi home network - a few more questions, but let's start there - Dave :)
 

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Note that this type of arrangement may not play nice with your TV if you plan to use Netflix with an external display source and a connection medium that doesn't support HDCP. How are you planning on connecting your TV to your Mac?
 
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How are you planning on connecting your TV to your Mac?

That's what I'm trying to figure out. :[

And here I thought I had a simple question for once.

Yosemite 10.10 on my Mac.

Yes the TV has HDMI inputs. The TV is a 3 year old Vizio. Ultimately, I'd like to use the computer like a ROKU in my RV.

No need for wireless. (unless by some profoundly unlikely freak of nature that's somehow easier)

Last night we were watching Netflx on a 13" computer screen. The TV isn't that much bigger, but big enough for the RV.
 

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Which Mac are we dealing with here? That will make a difference in how the connection is done. Also, wht is the model of the TV? Some models almost insist that a computer be connected to a specific port on the TV.
 
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Any particular reason why you don't want to simplify things by using either a Roku or an Apple TV? I see that the latter is going on sale for $79 in various electronics stores -- I imagine a 4K-compatible revamp is coming soon, but that's of no interest if you're not planning to replace your HDTV anytime in the foreseeable future.
 
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Vizio model E190VA

Computer is listed to the left

I was hoping there was some sort of standard. I should have know better

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Ya, there are several standards.

This cable will give you video for sure, some other expert will have to comment on whether the audio will work via Thunderbolt/mini displayport. (It's supposed to - but I haven't done this)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CAJU8W/?tag=macforums0e4-20
 

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Here are 9, what I would call, "standard" video connections in use today:

Composite
VGA
Component
DVI which incl's DVI-A (analog only), DVI-D (digital only) and DVI-I (analog and digital)
DisplayPort and mini displayport
HDMI

(Europe has yet another connection on their TVs which I don't recall the name of)
(Apple used their own proprietary connection in the past, and can add to the above list mini-VGA and mini-DVI)

For connecting to HDMI see:
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/ot...dapter-cables-connecting-mac-tv-via-hdmi.html

For all other TV connections, see:
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/other-hardware-peripherals/193239-connecting-your-mac-your-tv.html

hempomatic:
The cable gsahli linked to will work for you. Cable Matters typically makes good cables, although, I prefer the Amazon Basics when they are available. I also recommend monoprice.com for cables. You should be able to find that cable in lengths from 3' to 15' easily.
 
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Thanks everyone for your help. I did a search, but for whatever reason came up with no matches to the search which I thought was odd. There is another forum I'm a member of that also shows no matches but only when I use Safari. When I use Aviator, the searches yield results. HMMMM. Anyway .......

.......... I appreciate your indulgence.

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Thanks everyone for your help. I did a search, but for whatever reason came up with no matches to the search which I thought was odd. There is another forum I'm a member of that also shows no matches but only when I use Safari. When I use Aviator, the searches yield results. HMMMM. Anyway .......

.......... I appreciate your indulgence.

Hi Ken - the answers and links already given provide an easy solution, i.e. your MBPro does not have an HDMI port (my early 2013 MBPro w/ retina display does, so a standard HDMI cable would work for me). But you'll need another solution, and the mini-display port to HDMI adapter is your best choice - some information HERE - check the Apple store or Amazon - good luck. Dave :)
 
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Picked up a mini display to HDMI cable, works great resizes my desktop a bit and decreases my font size, but ultimately does exactly what I need.

Thanks

ken
 

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