Best option for hooking MBP to m y HDTV..

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    your probably going to want to go MDP>DVI & than DVI>HDMI. Probably your best bet.
     
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    Mdp > Hdmi

    Is there still no MDP -> HDMI adaptor ?
     
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    i have a 720p 42" Pany, and have to say i'm impressed with only having used the vga option, which i opted for as a 2 birds 1 stone approach with my monitor in my office. I didn't really see the point in the extra spends.

    So your options are really down to your uses and wallet, but if I only wanted to connect to the tv that MDP to HDMI adaptor is what i'd be aiming at!

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2


    you want as few adapts,converts,and cables as possible really.
     
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    I have in my bedroom a 40" Samsung 1080p HD TV and i use:

    -MiniDisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
    -3m HDMI cable
    -1.5m 3.5mm Jack to Jack for sound on the TV
    -Logitech Wireless mouse and keyboard

    Everything has been working perfectly for the last 5 months, no problems at all, 1080p content on the TV looks great, DVD Upscaling looks really good too.
     
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    I've been using the MDP to HDMI adapter as well as my brother's logitech x-540 and it works well. the sound could be better, but its fine for our small TV room and still better than TV sound.
     
  10. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    Because in general the MDP -> DVI adapter has more uses. The HDMI adapter can't carry sound so it's no different from DVI other than the connector. So you could kill two birds with one stone getting the DVI adapter and then using it with an external computer display if needed.
     
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    Would this setup carry the sound or would I still need a 3.5mm audio cable?
     
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