Cable to connect MBP to external monitor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kzbr720, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. kzbr720 macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010

    I have recently bought a macbook pro and am looking to hook it up to an external monitor/tv.

    I have asked many different people in apple store and other electronics shops and have been told so many different things that I dont really know what to do.

    Just would like advice on whether what I have gathered will work....

    So I'm planning on getting a mini port to HDMI adaptor, then using the HDMI cable to connect to the monitor...

    From what I have heard from one person this will carry video and sound, but another said NO... just the sound.

    Can someone clarify which is correct. I have seen an adaptor which says it also will carry sound, but not sure whether it will actually work.

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    The newest MBP's support sound through a mini-displayport to HDMI adapter, though it only works with certain adapters, there was a discussion on this a few months ago.

    If I were you, I'd keep the amount of adapters to a minimum, if you want to connect to a TV, use an adapter that is known to work correctly and then use however much HDMI wire you need to use. If you want to connect to a plain old display, choose the correct adapter, be it MDP to DVI or MDP to VGA.
  3. kzbr720 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
  4. ctyhntr macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
    I have a late 2009 MacBook Pro, and I'm using an aftermarket mini display port to HDMI cable converter, its hooked up to 1080p monitor. You can buy one from Amazon, complete with a 6 foot HDMI cable for around $10. Mine does only video, no sound. I heard the newer 2010 Macbook Pro mini display port carries both video and sound.

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