Hdmi

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mr M5, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Mr M5 macrumors regular

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    Is there a cable out there that will allow me to connect my macpro 1 yr old computer to my tv via hdmi? If not how can I connect it? I'm thinking I may start buying movies via I tunes but still want to watch via hi def on the tv.

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You either need a MDP to HDMI adapter or DVI to HDMI adapter.
    How to: Connect a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to a TV
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If it's one-year-old, then it should have Mini DisplayPort so mDP to HDMI adapter is what you need.
     
  4. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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  5. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good stuff, one cable is what i'm going for and that looks like the connections I have.

    Thanks
     
  6. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, my mini display port and HDMI cables came today, so i plugged everything up.

    A couple questions though...The audio is not playing full 5:1 surround, I have everything plugged into my receiver but no sound through the center channel at all. I was able to get it to play through there but only if I do extended stereo which sounds horrible. Any suggestions?

    Also, is there some way to turn off the display on the mac and only have it play via the plasma?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No idea about the first question.

    For the second though, what you're trying to do is called clamshell mode. Close the lid, let the computer sleep, and wake it up using an external mouse or keyboard. Enjoy.
     
  8. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyway of doing it with out a external mouse or keyboard? I have neither :D
     
  9. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    You can just turn your screen brightness down until it's off.
     

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