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Can connect iPad and Mac Powerbook laptop to my Sony 36

Using Mac adapters and s-video cables (into the s-video 'IN' on the back of the TV), I can hook up my iPad 2 and Mac Powerbook laptop, but cannot get either to project onto my tv using any and all Video channels. I've tried shutting off my cable box, every combination of everything, and still can't get it to project. I can see a distorted view of my iPad desktop on Video channel 2, but that's about as close as I can get. I have successfully projected using wall projectors on both devices, so can't figure this out. Is my TV too old to do this?

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Hi Jim
It's not on a channel, it's the RGB or VGA inputs. (check your "Source" menu on the TV). Works fine here. When the units are talking to the TV the screen on the unit will go blank. One thing. When using your iPad, tghe battery will go down faster than normal.

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Goto Apple>SystemPreferences>

in the System section choose UniveralAccess>Seeing and make sure it says Black on White is selected, that Use Grayscale is unchecked and contrast is set to Normal.

If it's not that then its your display and needs a service.

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