macbook to tv using hdmi cable?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tbluhp, May 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    All I have is a basic hdmi cable is that all I need in order to hook up the macbook to the tv hdmi?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    You need the mini display port to HDMI adapter. I bought mine on eBay for around 6 dollars, and it works like a charm.
     
  3. macrumors 601

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    You also need to run a cable from the headphone jack to the TV or stereo to get sound.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    there is no all in one cable?
     
  5. macrumors 601

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    Audio is not passed through the mini display port, it's a display port. It doesn't matter if there was such a cable.
     
  6. macrumors 68030

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    To clarify, you might see it mentioned elsewhere that this is possible. It is with iMacs and Macbook Pros, but not Macbooks.
     
  7. macrumors 68030

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    Actually, I stand corrected. It's supported in the latest version of the Macbook. HERE is the list of compatible computers from Apple that support Audio via a Displayport to HDMI adapter. Here is the one that I use.
     
  8. macrumors 601

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    That's cool. I had no idea they started supporting this beginning in 2010.
     

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