Connecting MacBook Pro (2011) to television

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sasalek, May 15, 2014.

  1. sasalek macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to work out what I need to connect my 15" Macbook Pro (late 2011) to my HDMI television.

    I'm told I need 1) a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter and 2) an HDMI cable. First, is this the case? Secondly, does a combination of the two exist in one cable?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, that's what you need. AFAIK, there's no combo, just purchase the adapter and as long an HDMI cable as you need.
     
  3. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    Both options do exist.

    The mDP-HDMI adapter is more common than the cable with different ends, though.

    I use an adapter (from Belkin, if I'm not mistaken) with a regular HDMI cable myself on a 2011 MBP and it works well.
     
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Yes.

    Are you sure that you'll only ever need a single length of cable? I find it handy to be able to use 6', 10', 15' and 25' HDMI cable as my varying needs dictate.
     

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