cables needed for hooking up 2010 mbp to hdtv

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  1. trevorplease macrumors regular

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    I'm new to this technology and I was wondering what cables I need to hook up my mbp to my HDTV for both video and audio. when I do get it hooked up, will it be full screen or no? i mainly want to do this for watching movies from my mbp to my tv.
     
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    If I'm not mistaken the 2010 MBP can do video and audio over MDP. Go to monoprice.com, you can get a MDP -> HDMI adapter for around $4-9 USD. They do carry the connectors that do video and audio, since I have a late 2008 MBP I haven't looked into those in detail.
     
  3. toffa813 macrumors regular

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    I've also read that it does audio and video over the MiniDisplay port (will find out in a few days :)) so you just need the adapter and an HDMI cable.
     
  4. trevorplease thread starter macrumors regular

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    will the cable i buy automatically support audio too, since the MDP has it as a feature on the new macbook pros?
     
  5. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it just depends on the laptop, not the cable.
     
  6. Bulldog321 macrumors newbie

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    The type of MDP adapter will determine whether the audio is passed through, even though the MB pro supports it. For info about which adapter to order, read the thread below.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=901264
     
  7. trevorplease thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. Bulldog321 macrumors newbie

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    If the adapter does not support audio, then yes, you would have to use a separate cable plugged into your headphone jack to receive the audio.

    The link you provided seems to indicate only 2 channel audio is passed through and it also takes up a USB port. Instead of that, I would order this
    one:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0025V2VO0/ref=oss_product

    As the poster indicates on post #211, http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=901264&page=9

    the adapter from amazon passes video and 5.1 channel audio.
     

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