DVI adapter to TV - will it work?

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  1. SimonBS macrumors regular

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    Hey.

    I'm so confused. I recently bought a Macbook Pro 13" and now I'ld like to connect it to my Prosonic TV. First, I thought I could buy a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, but it doesn't seem it exists. Oh well, I'll just use an audio cable aswell then. No problem.

    So I thought I would buy a Mini DisplayPort to DVI rather than VGA because DVI should have better quality. So this is the one I need, right? Yes. Now I checked my TV to see if it actually supports DVI but I'm not sure about that now.

    I don't know anything about this really, but my TV shows HDMI and DVI to be the same input. That's not correct, right?

    I've attached a picture of the back of my TV showing the inputs.

    Can anybody help me to buy the right accesories to connect my Macbook to my TV?
     

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  2. SimonBS thread starter macrumors regular

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    That HDMI+USB adapter could be a solution, only thing is, that it is very expansive to have it shipped to Denmark. Also, it's not really the REAL HDMI solution, so I think I'll stick with DVI + audio cable. If just I can be sure, that my TV even supports it.
     
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    There is also a miniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter from www.Monoprice.com, and to see if your TV supports DVI, have a look at the manual of that TV.
     
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    Yes, the manual.. Thing is. I haven't been able to find it. Still looking though :-D

    Everyone suggests Monoprice. It's just expensive having it shipped to Denmark from them.

    Thanks for the help though.
     
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    Maybe I should concider buying from them. A little cheaper, still a fairly high shipping in my opinion. But are you sure that adapter supports video and audio from the Macbook? As far as I can read on the forums the Mini DisplayPort does not support audio which really eliminates the point of using HDMI.
     
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    I does not support audio, therefore you have to use an extra audio cable.

    How much is the shipping? It was 3.90€ for me.
     
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    Shipping is 17€. But as long as HDMI in Macbook does not support audio I will stick with DVI.
     

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