Connecting MBP to HDTV

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

  1. you-of-eh macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2010
    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

    Jul 21, 2010
    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

    Jul 29, 2010
    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


    Oct 25, 2009
  5. you-of-eh thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2010
    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

    Oct 15, 2007
    I bought this cable, works fine for me.
  7. iBaloney macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2010
    thx for the link! about 5 bux shipped beats the hell out of $35.
  8. you-of-eh thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2010

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