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35inch Insignia wont pick up HDMI input from my mac

The mac detects it, and even thinks it is displaying things (i can move mouse off screen). But the TV will not get a signal. All it displays is "no signal". This is the case for both HDMI ports so it isnt like one is freezing up. Please help

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  • tylerjno Dec 31, 2008

    it goes. Mac DVI out to female > DVI Male to VGA Female > HDMI plugs into TV. I tried it on multiple TVs and still nothing "no signal"

  • tylerjno Jan 01, 2009

    I have not, my computer is a desktop and the cord is roughly 3 inces
    long. There is no way I could get it to the TV. I have the adapters and
    such for extensions cords sort of. (also, one of my TVs has no DVI only
    an HDMI input)

  • tylerjno Jan 01, 2009

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz

  • Sam Kirsch
    Sam Kirsch May 11, 2010

    Which mac do you have exactly?

  • Sam Kirsch
    Sam Kirsch May 11, 2010

    That seems a little much adapters where something could go wrong. Most of the time, HDTVs have a DVI port where you don't need the VGA plug. Also, THe VGA plug looses quality. Have you Tried straight DVI?

  • Sam Kirsch
    Sam Kirsch May 11, 2010

    What type of cable are you using to connect the "second screen"?

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THERE IS A LOTS OF CONVERTER AVAILABLE TO CONVERT THE DVI TO HDMI AND U CAN USE THESE TO CONNECT THE HDMI TO YOUR TV..
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