Help with mirroring Mac Book Pro to HDTV

  moonboots_wales 19:28 16 Jun 2018
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I've been using a HDMI cable > adaptor > Thunderbolt on my Mac Book Pro to watch films (Amazon Prime) on HD TV (Hitachi) monitor. But it's slow and films are pausing to buffer, with a message saying that my bandwidth is not enough.

I've read that the thunderbolt on my mac (2012) only gives up to 10 mbps so think this must be the problem.

My HDTV is not wireless enabled but if I get an HDMI wireless dongle will I be able to connect my mac to the TV wirelessly?

Any advice much appreciated.

  moonboots_wales 23:20 16 Jun 2018

It's a thought! Do you have to pay subscription to get Netflix on this? thanks

  mgmcc 11:24 17 Jun 2018

I've read that the thunderbolt on my mac (2012) only gives up to 10 mbps so think this must be the problem.

The Thunderbolt port on your Mac will transfer data at 10 Gbps (gigabits per sec), not 10 Mbps, so that is definitely not the bottleneck. Buffering is normally associated with a lack of bandwidth in the internet connection. Do you still get buffering when viewing streamed video in the Mac itself?

  moonboots_wales 21:11 18 Jun 2018

Do you still get buffering when viewing streamed video in the Mac itself?

It seems better when viewing on the Mac itself. I thought it might be the cable / adaptor. its HDMI > adaptor > thunderbolt. Perhaps the adaptor is the hold up?

I thought if I could connect my mac to HDTV wirelessly it would help. My HDTV isn't wireless enabled so I'd need a dongle.

  jaritch 08:07 19 Jun 2018

Invest in an Apple Tv and use airplay.

  jaritch 12:28 27 Jun 2018

In your opinion!!. I find the total opposite

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