Connection to High-definition monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by barcode00, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. barcode00 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    This must get asked an awful lot, so I'm sorry if I'm continuing the trend.

    I would be grateful for some advice on connecting a MacBook Pro (the type I think is often described as 'aluminum unibody') to a high-definition monitor.

    After reading the various guides on MacRumors and elsewhere, I have been led to believe I need a Apple Mini DisplayPort and and HDMI to HDMI cable. To be consistent I have found them both on Amazon - I'd be grateful if someone could check these for compatibility and what-not.

    Apple Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter cable: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002ERBFYM/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A1T39SA8AUFT6J

    HDMI to HDMI cable: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003O3UUFU/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A1HYUQEVEP9KPZ

    Please also let me know if you think I'm being too cheap (they're both in pound sterling); I'm trying to get the cables cheaply, but obviously I want the two to work when they arrive.

    I don't know how easy it is to give advice on things like this, but let me know if more information is needed.

    Thank you in advance,

    [I refer to this thread on MacRumors: 'How to: Connect a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to a TV']
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Those are just fine, I paid 7€ for my adapter and it works flawlessly.
     
  3. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Just an FYI about this one.

    *** IMPORTANT AUDIO NOTE *** Apple Mini-DisplayPort outputs on 2008 to 2009 MacBooks and iMacs are enabled for VIDEO ONLY.... Whilst new 2010 MacBooks and iMac (27 and 21.5) do support audio *** This adapter does NOT support audio on any Mac ***
     
  4. barcode00 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone.

    tjb1, that's worth mentioning. The AUDIO part really affected my decision. I went for the adapter which did audio as I'm sure my MacBook Pro outputs audio from the HDMI port: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-DisplayPort-Adapter-cable-Neet®/dp/B002ERBFYM/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_cart_1

    I went to the System Profiler, and then from Hardware, selected Audio. Am I correct in thinking if 'HDMI / DisplayPort Output' is displayed in this list (which it did), then I have the supported port?

    Or better still, a screenshot:

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  5. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    All 2010 models after April 13(meaning the real 2010s) will support audio.
     

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