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a13x
Jun 14, 2009, 04:51 PM
I'm getting a 13" MBP shipped sometimes this week. Unfortunately, the stupid Mini DisplayPort can't connect with the glory of my 60" 1080p Panasonic TV. :mad:

I was considering a cable adapter.
http://www.amazon.com/Displayport-HDmi-Cable-Adpt-Cnvrtr/dp/B0017K6BDW/

I'm just worried...will this sync audio over properly to my Bose Surround Sound System (which is connected to the TV)?



waw74
Jun 14, 2009, 05:15 PM
it won't do audio over the display connector, you will have to connect separately. The headphone jack will do optical out if you want to get true surround, and your speakers have an open optical in. you will just need a cable with mini-Toslink to plug into the laptop

also the 13" MBP has a mini displayport, the link you have is for a regular displayport

check out monoprice, for the correct cable (and better prices), they also have vga and dvi versions.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2

monoprice also has the optical cables
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10229

a13x
Jun 14, 2009, 05:32 PM
Basically, even if I get the right adapter, sound won't go through? I should have stuck with the Dell Studio XPS 13! :confused:

Tallest Skil
Jun 14, 2009, 05:34 PM
Basically, even if I get the right adapter, sound won't go through? I should have stuck with the Dell Studio XPS 13! :confused:

So connect audio separately, as has been said.

a13x
Jun 14, 2009, 07:25 PM
How's about a component cable? Would that work...with audio too and 1080p resolution?

Creative One
Jun 14, 2009, 07:47 PM
How's about a component cable? Would that work...with audio too and 1080p resolution?

Bud, listen to us. You CANT send sound over display port. Said and done with. Connect it over optical, not that hard!

locust76
Jun 15, 2009, 04:35 AM
Naah, he just needs to find the right adaptor!

ghettochris
Jun 15, 2009, 04:43 AM
can the 13" even do 1080p mkv without discrete graphics?

no component cables, no audio through display port, get mini toslink optical for sound

MacsRgr8
Jun 15, 2009, 02:50 PM
can the 13" even do 1080p mkv without discrete graphics?

no component cables, no audio through display port, get mini toslink optical for sound

If a Mac mini Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz with integrated Intel GMA grfx can do it, his 13" MBP certainly will.

geoffreak
Jun 15, 2009, 03:21 PM
Graphics cards have ZERO affect on video playing unless you have a dedicated h.264 decoder. Snow Leopard will offer h.264 hardware decoding for the graphics cards supported by it with the new QuickTime, but any other combination of software or hardware are limited only by the processor.
A 1.83GHz Mac Mini is enough to play 1080p without breaking a sweat.

Cave Man
Jun 15, 2009, 05:52 PM
If a Mac mini Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz with integrated Intel GMA grfx can do it, his 13" MBP certainly will.

A 1.83GHz Mac Mini is enough to play 1080p without breaking a sweat.

It depends on how the video is encoded and its bit rate. There are some Blu-ray rips that the 2 gHz Mini has trouble with. Very high or variable bit rates + h.264 encoding can be troublesome, even with Plex or XBMC.