You'd like a larger screen for a BIGGER Suffering experience? This is how you can connect your devices to a TV or monitor.
Connecting your Mac
If your Mac has an HDMI port on the side, it is rather simple to connect. You need a cable, like the one pictured below. These are standard cables that you may even be able to swap with your current DVD player or other home entertainment systems.
The following is a list of Macs that will have an HDMI port.
- Mac mini (Mid 2010) and later models
- MacBook Pro with Retina display (Mid 2012) and later models
- Mac Pro (Late 2013)
Newer Macbooks will only have a USB-C port. You will need a USB-C to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable.
Mirroring to AppleTV
Connecting your Mac to an Apple TV is very seamless. You only need to ensure that your Apple TV is "On" and connected to your HD TV. You will use the menu at the top of your screen to activate Airplay.
Simply select your AppleTV from the list. If your screen does not show up on your TV, open Displays Preferences and make sure that the screens are set to Mirror. Apple TV should scale screen size automatically to fit your TV, however, if that is not the case, select Scaled and 1080p.
Troubleshooting Sound on Mac
There is nothing more frustrating than seeing the magnificence of a Sufferfest video before you, yet you hear no sound. Here are some troubleshooting tips to help crank up the volume of your suffering.
The first thing we do is go up to the Apple icon at the top left of our display. Click the Apple and select "System Preferences". Click on the Speaker Icon for Sound Preferences. The sound menu will now be displayed. We verify in the output Tab that our TV is selected as the device we will be outputting our sound.
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Connecting your iOS device
Similar to Mac, we can set up your iOS devices to connect to your TV or Display.
Mirroring to Apple TV
Connecting your Mac to an Apple TV is very seamless. You only need to ensure that your Apple TV is "On" and connected to your HD TV.
To connect your iPhone to your Apple TV, swipe up from the bottom of the screen on your phone. To connect your iPad, swipe down from the top right-hand corner. Select Screen Mirroring.
Then find your AppleTV:
The Lightning Digital AV Adapter will allow you to connect your iOS device via the charging port (lightning port) to an HDMI cable. It will stream 1080 HD to your TV.
Simply connect to the device, and connect the HDMI cable to the TV. It is important to note that non-Apple adapters do not seem to function as well as original Apple products.
Troubleshooting your display
If your screen will not move from Portrait mode to Landscape mode, you most likely have your Screen Aspect Ratio locked. To check the status of this lock, swipe up on your iPhone, or down from the corner on your iPad. You will then look for the Screen Lock icon and ensure that it is not selected.
Connecting your Windows device
You can connect your Windows computer to your TV using an HDMI cable. Connect the HDMI cable to the computer and to the TV. From the Control Panel, select Hardware and Displays, then Displays. On this page, select Change Display Settings from the left-hand list, then highlight the second screen and press detect. This should automatically adjust the settings to your TV screen.
We do not support Roku or Chromecast.
Questions? The Minions are standing by. TheMinions@thesufferfest.com