Connecting MBP to HDTV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by you-of-eh, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. you-of-eh macrumors member

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    I just ordered a new Macbook pro. I'm going to have a HDTV in my room at school and I want to be able to connect my laptop to it. So I could buy apple's mini displayport to hdmi adapter and then buy a hdmi cable, but that would probably end up costing me like $60. I'm wondering if anyone knows if something like this would work? It seems like it would work but its from hong kong so I donno lol. Anyway, anyone know any cheaper alternative to the over priced apple adapter? Also, I understand that the new macbooks have audio output through the minidisplay port so the adapter has to support audio too.
     
  2. regieferg macrumors newbie

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    Just go to Amazon and get one for around 5-15 dollars.

    BTW wat is the difference between male and female adapters?
     
  3. you-of-eh thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I'll probably end up doing that. It's just that this one I found is the adapter and cable all in one, seems pretty convenient, and cheap, donno if it's legit though.

    As for male/female, I think male is the part of the connection that plugs in and female is the part that receives. So male would have the pins and female would have the holes I guess.
     
  4. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    WOW!
     
  5. you-of-eh thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the link, the prices are great, might get a few cables from there. Unfortunately the Mini Displayport to HDMI adapter they sell does not support audio.
     
  6. creeman macrumors 6502

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    I bought this cable, works fine for me.
     
  7. iBaloney macrumors 6502

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    thx for the link! about 5 bux shipped beats the hell out of $35.
     
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