Connecting Macbook Pro to Samsung HDTV - Here's what I have

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jeremym, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I'm a pretty big noob when it comes to these things and here are some cables I currently have and the possible inputs that are on the back of my TV/Monitor.

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    Sorry for the repetitive thread :(
     
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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    You could just use ONE MiniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter plus HDMI cable or a MiniDisplayPort to HDMI cable.

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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome, so should I just return my Mini Displayport to DVI adapter and buy a MiniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable?
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    That's what I use with my MacBook Air and Samsung HDTV and it works great! (FYI I did have to change a few settings here and there to get the best picture).
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Looks like I'll try to do that then! How much did the cables cost and did you buy them from Apple?
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    You can try, if the cables and adapters you have work, but a simple adapter plus extension cable has fewer errors than two adapters and one cable.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Pretty embarrassing but I don't know if all the cables I currently have do work. By looking at them, if possible, is there a way I could just use these right now and have it work? What would I plug into where?
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    I just looked at the photos, and I think, they will not work, due to the MDP> DVI adapter having a FEMALE DVI port, the DVD cable being MALE on both ends (as far as I can't tell, but the ones I have seen are) and the DVI>HDMI adapter being MALE on the DVI side and FEMALE on the HDMI side, while your TV has a FEMALE HDMI port.
    In order for this to work, you need that MDP>HDMI adapter+cable I talked about earlier.
     
  10. macrumors P6

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    I'm guessing your MBP has a mini-display port ?

    All you need is the mini display port to HDMI connector assuming your HDTV has speakers.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, it does. Thanks for the answers guys!

    So I'll just get the mini display port to HDMI and then I'll need an HDMI cord and then I'm good to go? :eek:
     
  12. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes.
     
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    I have my 15" 2010 MBP connected to my new 65" Samsung Smart LED TV. Its just amazing.
     

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