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Tag Archives: TV

  • How to connect your MacBook Pro to a Projector / TV

    Method 1, HDMI connection - Adaptor and Cables

    1. Your Projector / TV must have a HDMI port on it in order to connect your MacBook Pro. 
    2. You will need a HDMI cable.
    3. If you have a Retina Display MacBook Pro, you will probably have a HDMI port and so you do not need an adapter, simply connect the HDMI cable to the MacBook Pro and the Projector / TV
    4. If you have a MacBook Pro without a HDMI port you will need a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor or cable. You can get them here: 
    5. Connect the HDMI cable to the Mini DisplayPort adapter, then connect the Mini DisplayPort adapter to the MacBook Pro and finally connect the HDMI cable to the Projector / TV
    6. Change the 'Source' on your Projector / TV to HDMI

    Method 2, VGA connection 

    1. Your Projector / TV must have a VGA port on it in order to connect your MacBook Pro.
    2. You will need a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter plus a VGA cable
    3. You will also need an audio cable if you wish to stream sound from your MacBook Pro to your projector/ TV as VGA cables do not carry sound
    4. Connect the Mini DisplayPort adapter to the VGA cable, then connect the Mini DisplayPort adapter to the Macbook Pro and the VGA cable to the Projector / TV
    5. Connect your audio cable to both devices at this point if applicable
    6. Change the 'Source' on your Projector / TV to HDMI

     

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    Note about Mini DisplayPort adaptors - buy them here

    All adapters and cables for Apple products should be sourced directly from Apple or an Apple authorised reseller. Personal Projector does not sell Apple cables.

    Some of the more recent Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapters include audio support, meaning that if you have one of these you will not need an extra cable to get sound.

    If you have one of the older Mini DisplayPort adaptors or a VGA Mini DisplayPort adaptor, you will also need an audio cable to connect the MacBook to the projector / TV

    Click here for help changing the display on your MacBook Pro to display out via HDMI connection with a Mini DisplayPort

    Also: Do not confuse your Mini DVI port with the Firewire 800

  • CES 2017 Day 2: Wallpaper TVs, the Smartest Fridge Ever, Amazing Lego and More - LIVE UPDATES

    We covered a few of the highlights of CES yesterday (check those out here) but the world's biggest technology show is running all week long! It's a new day with lots of exciting new gadgets announced, so be sure to keep checking this blog for rolling updates from the floor at CES.

    Teach Kids Coding With Lego

    You may already have heard of Mindstorm, a line of Lego products that teaches kids how to build and code basic robots and machines. At CES, Lego revealed a new, lower difficulty line for ages 7+ that they're calling Boost. Programming is handled by an app you can get on iOS and Android, a tilt sensor and an electric motor - the rest is up to your imagination! Lego demoed this with a slightly unnerving robot cat playing a harmonica, because of course they did.

    QLED: The Future of TV?

    samsung-qled

    In yesterday's coverage we noted that Samsung is expected to build its brand around a new range of QLED TVs (see yesterday's blog for more info on that). They've announced a range of flat and curved QLED TVs that boast some incredibly complex science, but the long and short of it promises that these TVs will offer brighter images and more vibrant colours no matter what angle you view from.

    Wallpaper TVs


    No, it's not a gadget from The Jetsons, it's real! LG's response to Samsung's QLED revolution is to announce a paper-thin TV that fits snugly to the wall like wallpaper! It's a headline grabber for sure, but how good is it? Watch the video above to find out.

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