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How to connect PVO projector to Macbook? (2023 Detailed Guide)

A quick guide on how to connect PVO projector to Macbook.

  1. Make sure that both your projector and MacBook are turned off.
  2. Connect the 4k projector to your MacBook using the correct connection cable (e.g. HDMI, VGA, or Thunderbolt).
  3. Turn on the projector and MacBook.
  4. The MacBook should now be able to detect the projector.
  5. Click the projector icon on the Arrange tab and check the box to place the menu bar and dock on the monitor.
  6. Adjust the projector’s settings.

How to Connect PVO Projector to MacBook While connecting a Mac to a projector is relatively simple, not every setup is the same. This guide gives you a detailed guide on how to connect a PVO projector to your MacBook, helping you easily share your screen with the entire room.

Identifying Ports on Macs

Many MacBooks do not have a built-in HDMI port, but you can still connect to HDMI using a port adapter. Here are the types of ports on your Mac.

  1. HDMI port: If your Mac has an HDMI port, you can use the projector’s HDMI cable to connect directly to the projector without the need for an additional adapter.
  2. MiniDisplay port: The MiniDisplay port looks similar to a scaled-down version of HDMI, and you can need an adapter to convert it.
  3. USB-C or Thunderbolt port: Apple’s official website publishes a user guide where you can choose a USB digital AV multi-port adapter or any other product with a USB-C plug and an HDMI port on the other end.

How to connect PVO projector to Macbook?

To connect MacBook to the projector, an adapter is required to convert the data to HDMI. contact your adapter seller if the adapter supports your MacBook.

1. Start your MacBook

The first step is to turn on your Mac and make sure it’s charged before you use it. Of course, you can also place it in a place with an outlet so that it can be charged when you use it.

2. Power up the projector

Find a power outlet for your projector and connect it to make sure it is working properly.

3. Connect the cable

Not all MacBooks have HDMI, VGA, or USB-C ports. If your Mac has an HDMI port, you can connect it directly to the projector via an HDMI cable. If both the MacBook and the projector have VGA ports, then you can use a VGA cable. Of course, you can also use the USB-C port to make the connection.

Apple provides a user guide for this, and you can also find out where to find out what cable you should use.

4. Open the Apple menu

After connecting the cable to the correct input, you can click on the top left corner of the screen and open the Apple menu, and from the drop-down menu, simply “Select Preferences”.

5. Select Display

Click System Preferences under the Apple menu on your MacBook and select Display. In the window that opens, the name of your device will be displayed at the top. This way the Mac and the projector are already connected.

In addition to this, you can change the resolution of your MacBook and the projected image by selecting this device or your built-in display next to Optimize For.

Will I be able to project whatever is on my MacBook screen?

I connected my Touchbar Macbook Pro (1st Gen) to the PVO projector through HDMI using a USB-C adapter (since the Macbook Pro doesn’t have native HDMI ports), and neither the Macbook Pro nor the projector recognized the connection. In other words, neither did anything. The Macbook Pro didn’t flicker and adjust the resolution as it does with other projectors, and the projector never left the “no signal” screen. This could be the USB-C adapter I’m using. It could also be a setting on my Macbook Pro.

If you have an Apple TV, you could just use AirPlay to cast your Macbook screen to the projector. That has worked for me. With the new Mac OS (Big Sur), screen sharing is now available via the “Control Center” which is a little icon that looks like two switches stacked on each other in the top-most menubar, to the right. Hope that helps.

Why is my projector on but not showing anything?

Make sure all necessary cables are securely connected and the power is on for the projector and connected video sources. Press the projector’s power button to wake it from standby or sleep mode. Also, see if your connected laptop is in sleep mode or displaying a blank screen saver.


This article provides you with a detailed guide to connect your PVO projector to your MacBook so you can screen your favorite movies and videos and enjoy the big screen experience with your family and friends.


How do I get my Mac to recognize a projector?

After you open System Preferences from the Apple menu, open the “Displays” preference pane, and then use its Display tab to set resolution. You can use the “Detect Displays” button to force the system to find the projector if it doesn’t detect it automatically.

How do I mirror my Mac to a projector?

Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Displays, then click Display. Open the Display pane for me. Click Arrangement, then select Mirror Displays to DUPLICATE laptop and projector output.

Why is my Mac screen not showing on a projector?

What To Know. Go to System Preferences > Displays, click Scaled and hold down the Option key to show and select the Detect Displays button. Go to System Preferences > Displays and check the resolution and brightness settings. Also, check the display cable connections, and update adapter software if applicable.

How do I connect my MacBook Air to a projector via USB?

Connect a VGA display or projector: Use a USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter to connect the display or projector to a Thunderbolt / USB 4 port on your MacBook Air. Connect an HDMI display or HDTV: Use a USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter to connect the HDMI display or HDTV to a Thunderbolt / USB 4 port on your MacBook Air.

How do I connect my MacBook to HDMI?

Plug one end of the USB-C to HDMI adapter to your laptop’s USB-C port. Plug one end of the HDMI cable to your TV’s HDMI port. Plug in the other end of the HDMI cable to the other end of the USB-C to HDMI adapter. Follow the same steps as above to set your TV as the audio source.

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