How to connect Optoma projector with Mac

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You can easily connect your Optoma projector to a mac in just a few minutes. After extensive research, we found the top 3 methods to connect your mac with an Optoma projector in just a few minutes.

Today’s article covers all these methods by which you can connect your Optoma projector with mac.

How to Connect Optoma with Mac?

Now let’s dive into the steps and the medium you need to connect the Optoma projector to mac in just a few minutes. 

1.  Connecting Optoma Projector with Mac via HDMI Cable 

HDMI is the most famous cable for connecting two devices to transfer media, the same case with Optoma projector and mac; mac pro supports HDMI cable. You can use this cable to connect your Optoma projector to your mac. 

If you have an HDMI cable and your Optoma projector and mac support HDMI, then follow these steps;

  • Turn off both mac and Optoma projector 
  • Connect one end of HDMI with mac

Caution: Carefully insert it, don’t put too much pressure. If it can’t get fit, then change the side, then try. 

  • Insert another end of the HDMI cable into the Optoma projector. 
  • Turn on both mac and Optoma projector 
  • Go to the apple icon on the mac 
  • Click on system preferences.
  • Hit the display 
  • Grip the option key and hit the detect display option 
  • Now select the mirror or display; it depends on which you choose.

Situation: If your mac is an older model (2015 or older), you can easily use the regular HDMI cable, but if your mac is a new model, you must use the USB-C to HDMI adapter.

2.  Connecting Mac with Optoma Projector via USB-C to HDMI Adapter 

If you already have a USB-C to HDMI adapter, follow these steps;

  • Turn off both mac and Optoma projector 
  • Connect one end of HDMI with the Optoma projector 
  • Insert another end of the HDMI cable into the USB-C to HDMI adapter
  • Now insert USB-C into the mac USB-C port

Caution: Don’t insert too much force while inserting the USB-c; rotate it, then try again. 

  • Turn on both mac and Optoma projector 
  • Go to the apple icon on the mac 
  • Click on system preferences 
  • Hit the display 
  • Grip the option key and hit the detect display option 
  • Now select the mirror or display; it depends on which you choose

Now enjoy your favorite movie from mac on a large screen. 

3. Connecting Optoma Projector with Mac via VGA Cable 

VGA is another standard cable used for media transfer connection; it primarily works with old models of Optoma projectors, but VGA cables can’t work with mac. To use it with a mac for connection with an Optoma projector, you must need a VGA TO USB-C cable, or if your mac is a 2015 or older model can use HDMI to USB-c adapter.

If you have VAG to USB-C adapter and VGA cable, then follow these steps;

  • Turn off both mac and Optoma projector
  • Insert one end of the VGA cable in the Optoma projector and fix the nuts well if available
  • Connect another end of the VGA cable with the VGA to USB-C adapter 
  • Insert the USB-c into the mac support 
  • Turn on both mac and Optoma projector 
  • Go to the apple icon on the mac 
  • Click on system preferences 
  • Hit the display 
  • Grip the option key and hit the detect display option 
  • Now select the mirror or display; it depends on which you choose
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Now, enjoy the FIFA world cup on the big screen. 

Debug “My Mac is not Connected to the Optoma Projector.”

A lot of the time, mac is not connected to the Optoma project; this is the main issue many faces.

But not more, because we have listed all the possible solutions that help you connect your mac with an Optoma projector. 

Follow these solution steps if you are also facing this problem;

1. Lower the Resolution 

If you find the image projected is not correct, or notice much blurriness, then maybe the high resolution is the problem.

A lot of the time, when you use a mac that is high in resolution compared to an Optoma projector, the projector displays a false or uncomfortable image.

For this problem, you have to lower the resolution of your mac. 

To lower the resolution, follow these steps;

  • Jump into the apple menu 
  • Go to the system preferences 
  • Go to the display setting 
  • Select the display setting 
  • Choose the projector display 
  • Now choose the resolution according to your Optoma projector-supported resolution.

Note: If it doesn’t work, then change it to the exact resolution. 

2. Use Another Device 

If the resolution solution can’t work, no problem, use this.

Sometimes you use the damaged hardware or unsupported device with your Optoma projector, or maybe the cable or adapter you see using is damaged. Perhaps the mac is not compatible with the projector.

For this problem, you have to try some different device; for example, if you have another mac, try it; if you have another HDMI cable, try it; or if you have another projector model, test it even if your friend has something different from you try that and figure out the problem.

If any exchange of devices works, then notice why that one is not working and try to use an exchange device. 

3. Software Update 

If none of these things work, then you must update your mac to pro. Follow these steps to upgrade your mac;

  • Jump to the apple menu 
  • Run pointer toward system preferences.
  • Hit the update option 
  • Click the update now (means install the last update)

Or 

  • Click the upgrade now (means install the new major version)

After you select an option, the update and upgrade start automatically, and now the Optoma projector connects with the mac successfully. 

Conclusion

To connect your Optoma projector to a mac, you need fewer cables, and sometimes you need an adapter 

For Old Mac:

If your mac is older than 2015 or 15 models, then you have to connect the mac with Optoma with the help of an HDMI cable

For New Mac:

If you have a new model of mac, they can’t support HDMI cable; for this purpose, you need a USB-c adapter. 

You insert the HDMI into the adapter and the adapter into the mac port.  After that, if your mac can’t connect with your mac, read the solution scripted above. I hope you enjoy it. 

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