How to Connect a Mac to a TV using HDMI for Full Audio and Video Support

Though years ago, connecting a computer to a TV came with challenges requiring a mix of cables, adapters, switches, and all sorts of gizmos and gadgets, things have changed. Today, connecting your Mac computer to a TV through HDMI is easy.

how to connect macbook to tv
how to connect macbook to tv

There are plenty of reasons why Canadian households have chosen to connect their Mac to their flat-screen, including to share business presentations, to game, and for movie streaming. From start to finish, we’re here to help share how to do it in the most efficient way. Using HDMI is the best recommendation for maximizing video and audio quality.

 

As shared, using an HDMI cable will be the easiest way to make this connection. Whether you’re using a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, or other Apple computer, HDMI is cheap, keeps resource usage low, maintains a high video quality with no risk of latency, and provides a much more versatile signal. All you’ll need beyond your computer and flat-screen is to an HDMI cable and the DisplayPort to HDMI adapter required to make the HDMI connection possible. Keep in mind the latest MacBook models already have an HDMI port so you may not even need an adapter.

 

Let’s say your MacBook does not have an HDMI output. Then, you must find your Thunderbolt or DisplayPort output and connect your adapter to it. The location of this may vary depending on the model of MacBook so give your computer a quick search. After connecting the HDMI adapter to the video output, connect the HDMI cable to the adapter and then, turn on the computer. From there, jump on the flat-screen and switch the video input source to its intended HDMI destination. The great thing about Macs are that they should instantly pick up on the connection to an HDTV. Instantly, you should see what’s on your desktop on your screen.

 

As great as this is, there are a few additional steps to take to optimize your MacBook to TV performance. If you’re seeking to watch a movie or play games from your MacBook, you may want to use the Display Mirroring feature. Go into “System Preferences”, into “Displays” and then “Arrangements”, and then, “Mirror Displays”. Set up the TV display as your MacBook’s primary display. You’ll also want to change the sound output from the Mac to the TV via HDMI, possible going through “System Preferences”, choosing “Sound”, and then “Output”.

 

Connecting your MacBook is pretty easy though occasionally you may run into some issues. Be sure to follow these steps and hopefully you won’t run into any surprises. If you do experience a problem not covered in this guide, search it out online. The Internet’s filled with forums of people who’ve run into all sorts of technical issues with computers, home theater accessories, and product. We can almost guarantee the answer’s out there. All the best with hooking up your computer to TV using HDMI!

Over 40% off Aluratek Digital Photo Frame Black Friday at PrimeCables.ca!

The Aluratek ADMSF310F 10-Inch Digital Photo Frame with Energy Efficient Motion Sensor 4GB Built in Memory is on sale for just $84.99 between November 23 and 26 during Black Friday and Cyber Monday at PrimeCables.ca!

This state-of-the-art digital photo frame is equipped with every feature imaginable, including built-in speakers, motion sensor, 4GB on-board storage, USB 2.0, SD, and SDHC input, as well as a compact remote control, giving you every option for personalization.

Play slideshows and home movies on this crystal clear, energy efficient LCD digital photo frame, which measures 10 inches and features a 16:9 aspect ratio, with a native 1024 x 600 resolution. It doubles as a low-tech digital signage solution, too, suitable for displaying menus, bulletins, and corporate information at your private company, for visitors, customers and clients.

The Aluratek ADMSF310F 10-Inch Digital Photo Frame with Energy Efficient Motion Sensor 4GB Built in Memory can process multimedia directly from your PC or Mac via the included USB cable, making it easy to prepare for first time usage. It sleeps automatically, waking up automatically when the motion sensor is activated, with a range of up to 10 feet. Use it to put on background music for your meditation or workspace, enriching the atmosphere of a boring room and really bringing it to life!

It boasts a high-quality frame, a one-year warranty, and weighs just under 2 pounds. It also has a built-in clock, calendar, and on/off timer, so you can customize its display options to your liking. It can be adjusted for vertical orientation and has simple controls in the GUI and on the compact remote that anyone can get accustomed to.

We’ve got warehouses located in Montreal and Vancouver, so whether you reside in Red Deer or Barrie, you’ll get what you need in about a week, two weeks tops for remote locations. If you’re in a hurry to receive your package, you can always add fast shipping to any item in your shopping cart for just $5.95 and get it in a day or two, max.

The Aluratek ADMSF310F 10-Inch Digital Photo Frame with Energy Efficient Motion Sensor 4GB Built in Memory makes a beautiful gift for family and friends, especially for someone who already has one of everything, in-laws, and anyone else you might meet over the upcoming holiday season. It includes free shipping nationwide, so still costs under $100 total, making it one of the most affordable digital picture frames on the market.

For all the best Black Friday deals, visit us today at PrimeCables.ca!

Buy the best, all brand new curved gaming monitor on sale now at PrimeCables.ca!

The brand new PrimeCables® Curved PC Monitor is a cheap 1080p monitor available now for just $399.99.

PrimeCables Curved Monitor
PrimeCables Curved Monitor

The Curved PrimeCables® 1080p Gaming Monitor measures 27”, supports full high definition graphics, with 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time thanks to AMD Freesync™ technology and Overdrive, giving you the most flawless framerate crucial to landing kills, completing quests, and getting achievements in every video game you play.

 

Coming with a super thin aluminum bezel and frame, fixed base and VESA-compatible 100 x 100 mounting feature, this is the best deal on a curved, pro gaming monitor in the country this year.

 

Running in a native 16:9 resolution of 1920 x 1080P, this is the perfect monitor for hardcore computer gamers, binge watchers, digital graphic designers and video producers. The 144Hz refresh rate and AMD Freesync™ technology compatibility with Overdrive allows you to overclock your video card to achieve GPU-side response time processing as low as 1ms, making sure you never miss a single frame. It makes all the difference between simply getting first blood and getting first kill in first-person shooters, or beating record times in MMORPGs and racing games.

Canada best curved monitor tool from PrimeCables
Canada best curved monitor tool from PrimeCables

It has DVI, HDMI, and AMD Freesync™ compatible DisplayPort outputs, as well as audio out for headphones and auxiliary stereo systems.

 

Boasting an 1800R curvature, 3000:1 contrast ratio, accurate reproduction of up to 16.7 million colours, 250typ. brightness, and viewing angle of 178 degrees, this is the most immersive, colourful, ubiquitous, and affordable curved monitor on the Canadian market, available exclusively at PrimeCables.ca.

 

You can install it on your desktop thanks to its plug-and-play design, or remove its base to set it up on a mount on your table top or against your wall for the optimal multimedia viewing experience. We recommend the PrimeCables® Ergonomic Gas Spring Monitor Mount Arm, on sale now until August 21 for just $29.99, regularly $39.99.

 

All purchases of $49 and up are eligible for free shipping nationwide. Take advantage of our low price and quick delivery to upgrade your battle station today with the amazing PrimeCables® 1080p Curved PC Gaming Monitor.

 

We’ve got warehouses in Montreal and Vancouver, so wherever you reside, you’ll get your order in about a week anywhere coast to coast. If you need it in a hurry, you can add fast shipping to any item in your shopping cart for just $5.95 and get it shipped to your home in just a day or two, anywhere in Canada!

 

For all your 1080p displays and PC gaming needs, visit us today at PrimeCables.ca!

Get it cheaper online! The new PrimeCables® 27” Curved Gaming Monitor

The brand new PrimeCables® 27″ Curved Gaming Monitor is available now for just $399.99. This PC Gamer Monitor is one of the best deals available on PrimeCables.ca.

PrimeCables Curved Monitor for Gaming
PrimeCables Curved Monitor for Gaming

This 27″ Curved Gaming Monitor with 1080P Full HD is designed with a super thin aluminum bezel and frame, featuring a 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync™ technology, allowing you to achieve a response time as low as 1ms.

 

Sleek, sexy, and cheaper than anywhere else in the country, the PrimeCables® 27” Curved Gaming Monitor has an 1800R curvature, providing you with an immersive, curved viewing experience, perfect for first-person shooters, MMORPGs, and multimedia applications such as TV shows, movies, graphic design and video editing.

 

Boasting a VESA-compatible 100 x 100 mount, DVI, HDMI, and Freesync™-compatible DisplayPort outputs, as well as audio/headphone out, a contrast ratio of 3000:1 and the capacity to reproduce 16.7 million colours, this is one of our most ubiquitous, stunning, and powerful LED displays.

 

The AMD FreeSync™ technology processes the display graphics video card-side, allowing the monitor to deliver seamless video game graphics and multimedia playback; when set to Overdrive, it provides a 1ms response time, meaning you’ll never miss a shot and can achieve better timings when chasing enemies in competitive, online play.

 

It’s super thin and comes with a fixed base that can be removed to mount it on your desk or wall. Power-wise, it has a 48W active power consumption and 0.5W consumption on standby mode, operating between 0 and 35 degrees Celcius, and including a 12V/4A power supply/adapter.

 

Displaying 1920 x 1080 resolution in a 16:9 ratio, with a viewing angle of 178 degrees and 250typ. brightness, this premium 27” curved monitor for pro gamers is true plug-and-play. Set it up on your desk or mount it on a gas spring arm, such as the PrimeCables® Ergonomic Adjustable Gas Spring Desk Mount, regularly $39.99, on sale now until August 21 for just $29.99.

 

You can also shop from our massive catalogue of mounts to find the best solution for your battle station set up!

 

We have warehouses located in Montreal and Vancouver, so no matter where you reside, you’ll receive your purchase quickly. When you spend $49 or more, you get free shipping to any location in the country. If you need it to arrive quicker, you can add fast shipping to any item in your shopping cart for just $5.95 to get it in a day or two at the latest.

Get a laptop stand for under $10 during the back-to-school sale at PrimeCables.ca!

Right now, you can purchase the PrimeCables® Ergonomic Height Adjustable Laptop/Tablet Stand for just $5.99! This laptop stand is perfect for typing notes during lecture, working from home in bed, or in the library, where ergonomic workspaces are rare, now we are offering this during back to school sale!

PrimeCables back to school sale 2018
PrimeCables back to school sale 2018

Going back to school this fall? Then you’ll want our Ergonomic Height Adjustable Laptop/Tablet Stand.

primecables laptop stand
primecables laptop stand

This laptop stand fits portable devices from 10 to 15 inches in width, providing 5 height settings for the optimal viewing experience, complete with anti-slip silicone pads to prevent slipping, dropping, and scratching. The foldable design makes it perfect for working on the go, fitting in your laptop bag or satchel with ease. The open architecture of the stand provides optimal ventilation and cable management solutions, so you can set it up wherever you need to work, without fear of overheating, clutter, or being unable to see and type.

 

Holding up to 5kgs and measuring at 255 x 255 x 35mm, this is the perfect solution for improving your portable, ergonomic workspace at home, at school, and at work. Available in black with a powder coating finish, it is sleek, practical, and efficient, giving you a variety of angles to view your screen at and comfortably type on.

primecables back to school sale 2018
primecables back to school sale 2018

Rig it up with your iOS or Windows tablet and enjoy the improved workspace. Make it easier to see, to type, to manage your cables, and to pack up and move around the building. With a solid frame and base structure, you won’t have to worry about your device slipping off the table, scratching the surface of the device or the desk, nor damaging the tabletop from heat output.

 

You can even holster your laptop or tablet into the stand and use it on your lap, for working in cramped coffee shops and study halls, where managing your cables, ventilation, and keyboard are crucial to your productivity and safety. Use it at 0-degree tilt for standard usage, 15-degree tilt for easy reading, 45-degree tilt for better typing, and 60-degree tilt for a shared viewing experience.

 

Add it to your shopping cart today and place an order of $29 or more to get free shipping nationwide. We’ve got two warehouses, one in Montreal and one in Vancouver, meaning you’ll get what you buy in about a week or so, and if you need it quicker, add fast shipping to any item for just $5.95!

 

For all the best back-to-school deals, visit PrimeCables.ca today!