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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by obster, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. obster macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    i have a 13 inch macbook pro is there a cable to conect it to a hdmi input like say a mini dvi to hdmi or do i have to buy different cables?

    thanks
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    You need a Mini-Displayport to HDMI adapter and a HDMI cable. All of this can be found cheap on Monoprice.com
     
  3. andrew upstairs macrumors 6502

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    You'll also need an additional cable if you want sound.
     
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    You will need a 3.5mm headphone jack to RCA (red/white) cable for sound.
     
  5. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    what if i wanted to transmit sound from my tv to my laptop how can i do it using an RCA => 3.5mm
     
  6. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    I don't think you can do that. You can only transmit sound from your computer to your TV.
     
  7. obster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hdmi

    i thought HDMI carrys sound or dosnt it carry sound over the mini dvi connection?
     
  8. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    well i have an XLR mic which i connect to my home theatre. Then i want to connect my my home theatre to my computer. any thoughts?
    yes HDMI does transfer sound but it mini-dVI don't
     
  9. andrew upstairs macrumors 6502

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    Or a 3.5mm optical to TOSLINK.

    You can do it if your stereo has a line-out.
     
  10. moral-hazard macrumors regular

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    I would actually reccomend getting Monoprice's Mini-Displayport to DVI cable, and a DVI to HDMI cable. This is what I did and it saved me from buying two adapters. I can now hook my MBP up to an HDMI port, or up to an external DVI monitor. Hope this helps.

    P.S. don't buy the adapter from apple, it's exorbitantly overpriced.
     

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