HDMI Connection

saberahul

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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?
 

Votekinky06

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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?
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
 

saberahul

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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.
Okay, thanks for that. From that site, this reviewer says the following:
So to recap... this cable works for both video and sound. At least on the 2010 and later MacBook Pros that send sound out the mini DisplayPort.
 

-Eden

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

saberahul

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Early 2011 MBP's work as well. I'm running mini display port to hdmi in my 13" MBP and sound works perfectly.
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?
 

Votekinky06

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

trikky

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Nov 10, 2011
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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?
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.
 

ml.sail1

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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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