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Old Feb 27, 2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Connect MBP to HDMI via Thunderbolt or Displayport?

Being a first time mac user... what exactly do you use to connect from MBP to HDMI? (for both video and audio) Is there anything you guys can recommend?
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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Seeing as the thunderbolt port is also a mini displayport connection, you could use a mini displayport to hdmi adaptor.
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 08:30 PM   #3
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I ordered the Kanex V2 adapter from Amazon, they had it for $21 and change. I couldn't find any reports of people trying it with the new models yet. Hopefully someone here may be able to elaborate on whether the adapter still works with this model.
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 08:32 PM   #4
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I can confirm it will work without issues. Apple stated on their website that the thunderbolt port will also accept mini displayport devices and can be used with mini displayport cords.
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 08:39 PM   #5
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I bought the moshi mini dp hdmi adaptor from the apple store with my 15" pro. The new model comes with sound, since the thunderbolt/mini display can now handle sound as well as video.

It's $49 Australian, but since it comes with the computer and has free shipping, it will end up cheaper than if I purchased a random third party adaptor.
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 12:40 PM   #6
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I bought the moshi mini dp hdmi adaptor from the apple store with my 15" pro. The new model comes with sound, since the thunderbolt/mini display can now handle sound as well as video.

It's $49 Australian, but since it comes with the computer and has free shipping, it will end up cheaper than if I purchased a random third party adaptor.
Your Moshi adapter worked? Mine didn't... wondering what the issue is..... :/
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 01:08 PM   #7
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http://www.amazon.com/Mini-DisplayPo.../dp/B0025V2VO0
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 01:12 PM   #8
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I bought the moshi mini dp hdmi adaptor from the apple store with my 15" pro. The new model comes with sound, since the thunderbolt/mini display can now handle sound as well as video.

It's $49 Australian, but since it comes with the computer and has free shipping, it will end up cheaper than if I purchased a random third party adaptor.
The 2010's do sound as well.
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 01:27 PM   #9
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Has anyone else noticed a specific product line disappearing from the online Apple Store some days ago? Thursday or Friday last week, there were a product line called iWires. They were neatly designed cables made especially for Apple products, but they disappeared from the store again on Friday or Saturday. I actually wanted to buy a mDP to HDMI cable of this brand along with a MacBook Pro on Saturday, but couldn't due to the removal...

Take a look at their website here: http://www.techlink.uk.com/products/wires_cables/iwires
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 01:29 PM   #10
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Works fine. Kanex makes good stuff for a reasonable price. I'm also using their min display port to displayport cable for my NEC monitor. No clunky adapter, just a cable.
http://www.kanexlive.com/products/mdp_hdmi_10ft.html

They make a similar cable for HDMI but its pricier.
http://www.kanexlive.com/products/mdp_hdmi_10ft.html

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I ordered the Kanex V2 adapter from Amazon, they had it for $21 and change. I couldn't find any reports of people trying it with the new models yet. Hopefully someone here may be able to elaborate on whether the adapter still works with this model.
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Old Mar 6, 2011, 12:53 AM   #11
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The Kanex v2 fixed the display port issues on Thunderport

I just got my Kanex v2 adapter and it worked flawlessly. The Moshi Mini display port to hdmi adapter that I had been using with my mid 2010 macbook pro didn't work with my new Macbook pro with the thunder port. I got the Kanex v2 adapter from Amazon and it fixed everything. I have my MBP hooked up to a 24" Dell monitor. I now have it hooked up to my 52" Sony LED TV watching a movie while I'm posting this. It's as cheap as $17 through this link: Kanex v2 adapter
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 11:38 AM   #12
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Adapter missr suggested worked for me too

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0041NFIBS?...MTYKMGC56BR51&

New 2011 MBP 15" video failed with old adapter and works with above adapter.

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