Connecting Air with my TV trough HDMI

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Petulka, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Petulka macrumors member

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    Hello,
    currently I'm selling my 15 retina and I will be getting 13 air. I was wondering how do I connect it to my TV (LG 42LB550V)? I didn't find any thunderbolt-HDMI dongle, only one I've found is Mini DP - HDMI which says it should connect my air to TV, is it right? I've searched the forums and people are doing it, but I would rather ask than find out it costs $200 later.

    Thanks
     
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Thunderbolt and Mini DisplayPort are compatible, you can get one of those dongles on Amazon for $6 and it will work fine, no worries.
     
  3. Petulka thread starter macrumors member

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    You mean thunderbolt = Mini DP? That's news to me, neat. Could you link me the correct one? Thanks.
     
  4. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Well, for video, yes. You can plug mini-DisplayPort stuff into a Thunderbolt port and it will work.

    If you bargain hunt you can probably find something a couple dollars cheaper but here's the generic Amazon adapter:

    http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-...8529&sr=8-1&keywords=mini+displayport+to+hdmi
     
  5. Petulka thread starter macrumors member

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    Nah, I was kinda set up with the $30 from local shop. Thank you, I will order it, hope it supports audio too.
     
  6. motrek macrumors 68020

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    It definitely does. I use basically this same thing to connect my MBA to various TVs all the time when I travel.
     
  7. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    the $6 display port to hdmi adapter is garbage. we got 2 and one fell apart within a month. the plastic molding around the display port cracked..


    get one with a good warranty and return policy
     
  8. motrek macrumors 68020

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    The one from Monoprice is $6.85 and the Amazon branded one is $10. I consider either a name-brand product and would trust either to not break or fall apart within weeks.

    I have the one from Monoprice that I bought several years ago and it's still going strong.
     
  9. jsavvy macrumors member

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    I agree with motrek. I have had the monoprice adapter for a couple of years and have never had an issue with it (used with my '11 Air). That's the route I'd go.
     
  10. Petulka thread starter macrumors member

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    I will try the monoprice adapter and expect nothing for that price. If it works I will be happy, if it breaks I will just go for the $30 one I guess.
     
  11. Petulka thread starter macrumors member

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    I've found out some Mini DP - HDMI cables that are 3m or 5m and description says they are for macbooks, would that case any problems?
     
  12. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Er, aren't you intending to use the cable with a MacBook? How would it possibly cause any problems?

    Also, why are you looking at entire cables? Getting the small adapter and using it with a regular HDMI cable will be much more versatile.
     
  13. tdhurst macrumors 601

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    Should be fine

    No, although an adapter plus HDMI cable would be more versatile.

    But that should work just fine, we used one on my 11" MBA two years ago, no problems. Was from either Monoprice or Amazon.
     
  14. Petulka thread starter macrumors member

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    Not gonna disconnect either from TV ever so yea...
     

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