i will check to see what equipment i have, tonight and repost. thanks for the input guys.
and btw i think it was an hdmi cable that i tried before with some kind of adapter for the macbook. it was whatever the guy at best buy told me to get. all i know is after it didnt work on my samsung i brought it back to best buy and he checked it on a samsung in the store and i think a sony and it did not work on samsung, but worked on the sony.