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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Can all MacBook Air models be connected to a HDTV?

If so, can it be done via the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter I already own?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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If so, can it be done via the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter I already own?
If TV has VGA input, YES.

Not ALL Air has the same output port however, an not versed on all Air's literations.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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If TV has VGA input, YES.

Not ALL Air has the same output port however, an not versed on all Air's literations.
Do you know whether it's possible with the 2011/12 models? Looks like it is with 12 models based on the Apple website but I'm not sure about 2011.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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I have a 2011 and I believe 2012 also both have thunderbolt ports so u must use a thundebolt adapter. Thunderbolt to VGA or Thunderbolt to hdmi.

The previous Air I believe had a DVI port (a hdmi port without audio), so for those u need a plain DVI cable and a separate audio cable.

Of course u can always go, the heck with cables, and Mirror (wirelessly) from your 11/12 Air to an HDTV via an Apple TV box.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:46 PM   #5
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Beside TB to VGA, It is working perfectly TB to HDMI too.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 06:13 PM   #6
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Get a Mini Display Port to HDMI cable. So you don't need to buy an adapter, but just the cable itself.

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/H7...-hdmi-cable-5m
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:09 AM   #7
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I got one of a cheap under $10 DP/TB HDMI from monoprice
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 02:49 AM   #9
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$6.65 from monoprice

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...FSFyQgodnwkA3Q
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 02:30 PM   #10
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:51 PM   #11
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I have a 2011 and I believe 2012 also both have thunderbolt ports so u must use a thundebolt adapter. Thunderbolt to VGA or Thunderbolt to hdmi.

The previous Air I believe had a DVI port (a hdmi port without audio), so for those u need a plain DVI cable and a separate audio cable.

Of course u can always go, the heck with cables, and Mirror (wirelessly) from your 11/12 Air to an HDTV via an Apple TV box.

You can use Mini-Displayport adapters with Thunderbolt ports.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:00 PM   #12
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Watch out with some of the cheap adapters. They have trouble transmitting audio. Make sure you read reviews before you buy.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 03:12 PM   #13
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Watch out with some of the cheap adapters. They have trouble transmitting audio. Make sure you read reviews before you buy.
I've been using this monoprice piece in my Asus P8Z77 V-Premium Windows based HTPC and my 2012 MBA, I guarantee it is working, both audio and video.
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