How to Connect a MacBook to a Tv

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How to Connect a MacBook to a Tv
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Last time around we pushed a movie to a TV from a iPhone. Floods of calls came in, and we realized quickly that not everyone has an iPhone. Luckily the scientists at Kanex have solutions.

Last time around we pushed a movie to a TV from a iPhone. Floods of calls came in, and we realized quickly that not everyone has an iPhone. Luckily the scientists at Kanex have solutions.

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Grab your MacBook. You gotta MacBook right?

Grab your MacBook. You gotta MacBook right?

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Hopefully your TV is more up to date than your mobile devices.

Hopefully your TV is more up to date than your mobile devices.

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Connect the Kanex adapter to the MacBook

Connect the Kanex adapter to the MacBook

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See there? Just like that. Looks like another thorough Snapguide photo shoot from our good friend Charles. Let's all board the USS Oklahoma with Captain Obvious!

See there? Just like that. Looks like another thorough Snapguide photo shoot from our good friend Charles. Let's all board the USS Oklahoma with Captain Obvious!

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This is the HDMI end of the adapter.

This is the HDMI end of the adapter.

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Find the back of your TV, locate the HDMI inputs.

Find the back of your TV, locate the HDMI inputs.

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...and plug in your HDMI end into the HDMI input.

...and plug in your HDMI end into the HDMI input.

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This is where it gets tricky, but a few bonus surprises are in store. Select system preferences.

This is where it gets tricky, but a few bonus surprises are in store. Select system preferences.

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Then select display. This process may be a little too advanced of a project for you if you're a PC user.

Then select display. This process may be a little too advanced of a project for you if you're a PC user.

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Choose the setting appropriate for your television. Our technical advisor Charles says "you can just play around with it" to find the proper resolution.

Choose the setting appropriate for your television. Our technical advisor Charles says "you can just play around with it" to find the proper resolution.

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And we're in!

And we're in!

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Bonus round!  Not only can you watch any movie on your TV that you can pull up on a MacBook, you can also treat this like a giant second screen for that big upcoming project your working on.

Bonus round! Not only can you watch any movie on your TV that you can pull up on a MacBook, you can also treat this like a giant second screen for that big upcoming project your working on.

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Forget about the project for now, you set this up for a quality night of film. Or a night of quality film. Either way, kill the lights, grab the Junior Mints, popcorn, and Jujubes. Enjoy!!

Forget about the project for now, you set this up for a quality night of film. Or a night of quality film. Either way, kill the lights, grab the Junior Mints, popcorn, and Jujubes. Enjoy!!

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