HDMI Connection

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by saberahul, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Hi All,

    Quick question. If I were to buy the HDMI adapter from Apple and connect an HDMI cable from my MBP to my HDMI TV, will I be able to duplicate the display and see everything on the TV? Any known issues?
     
  2. Votekinky06 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but don't buy it from Apple, buy it from Amazon, I got this one. Depending when your MBP was made, you may need to run an audio cable in addition to the HDMI
     
  3. eowl macrumors member

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  4. saberahul thread starter macrumors 68040

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    See my signature for the MBP I have. I need something long. Will this work?
     
  5. Votekinky06 macrumors 6502

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    Should work fine. I think only the late 2011 MBP's do sound through the HDMI, otherwise you have to run a separate cable from the headphone jack to the tv.
     
  6. saberahul thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Okay, thanks for that. From that site, this reviewer says the following:
     
  7. -Eden macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Early 2011 MBP's work as well. I'm running mini display port to hdmi in my 13" MBP and sound works perfectly.
     
  8. saberahul thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks. The max length I found was 15'. I need at least 20' as I need to run it across the room... anyone know of any?
     
  9. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    any macbook pro or the macbook in April 2010 will do sound through the mini display port
     
  10. Votekinky06 macrumors 6502

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    You'll probably have to just do a standard mini dvi to hdmi female adapter and then buy a really long hdmi cable.
     
  11. trikky macrumors regular

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    Save money - don't buy from Apple.

    I bought mine (though mine was a 2-in-1, HDMI/DVI output, and there are just HDMI outputs available) from monoprice.com. Buy the adapter and you can plug your HDMI cable in to that.

    I'm going to be ordering more stuff from there later this week.
     
  12. ml.sail1 macrumors regular

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    I have an early 2011 MBP as in my sig and I use a Griffin MDP to HDMI Adapter coupled up with a 25’ HDMI cable. It works like a dream, with sound as well.

    HDMI Adapter

    HDMI Cable

    For me it cost around $35 but I found it worth it as I now have both HDMI and DVI connections, and the adapter is on the smaller/slimmer side compared to what is out there.
     

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