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How to play DVD from MacBook and watch on TV

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I'm new to this... please excuse the rudimentary question.

I have a black MacBook... got it about 6 months ago. I have been watching DVDs on the player that came with it but would like to watch them on my television without buying another bulky box for my small apartment.

I purchased an adapter from apple that goes mini dvi to dvi. I bought a connector that links the Mac piece up to a hdmi cable. I connected this 3 piece cord to the part of my tv that says HDMI 1.

I see my screensaver beautifully. But when I play the DVD on the MacBook the TV still shows my screensaver.

What am I doing wrong?
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press your f key that toggles the mirror vs extended screen option. it looks like 2 squares overlapping each other.
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I have a new aluminum macbook and a samsung lcd tv. Have the macbook hooked up and can see the screen saver on the television but that's all -- cannot play dvds or anything. I tried toggling the f3 key and other f keys to no effect. Can anyone help me please?? Thanks in advance.
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System Preferences -> Displays
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