Which cable to I need to connect my MacBook Pro to my tv?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by james7891, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm having some trouble finding the information I need for this question. I have looked and found some, but all the connections don't look the same as mine and I would like to make sure before I go out and buy one. [​IMG]

    The side looks like that, but do I need one for Firewire or is it for the Thunderbolt?

    Thanks, James.
     
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    but this is a thunderbolt port! so don't you need a different kind of connecter or is it the same?
     
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    Read the above post and its quote titled "Mini DisplayPort / Thunderbolt" and also click the link called "Introducing Thunderbolt".
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone, so I need a mini displayport cable and that should slot right into my Thunderbolt port?
     
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    Yes.
     
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  11. macrumors newbie

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    I see that (of course) Apple adapter is $34.95 and the link that is on this thread is $7.00. I also have a MacBook Pro and want to order Netflix. Is this cable, being relatively less, safe to use and (being somewhat computer savvy) I assume I disconnect HDMI already in my cable box and connect to my Mac using the adapter. Thank you for your input. :)
     
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    The cable should be fine. Never buy cables from Apple; they are absurdly expensive. All of the cheap rip-offs that I've bought over the years work just fine.
     

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