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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blahblahblahx, Jul 5, 2013.
What connector/s should I buy? Thank you!
Thunderbolt is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort. I would use the Mini DisplayPort to DVI - http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB570Z/B/mini-displayport-to-dvi-adapter?fnode=51
Yup. Easily verified:
Btw, will it carry sound?
Thunderbolt does carry sound. Just make sure whatever adapter you get carries sound.
(I've seen some thunderbolt adapters, like HDMI adapters not carry sound.)
Specific to OP's setup, Thunderbolt to DVI does not carry sound, unfortunately (DVI is video only). You'll need to push your audio to an external set of speakers or other solution.
The cheap, no-name, less than $10 mini display to HDMI adapter I bought from Micro Center carries sound. There are some inherent issues in OS X that prevent sound from working straight away (connect adapter and go). I don't know the exact procedure, but it involves doing something in system preferences/sound, then logging out and logging back in so the sound will be transmitted through the adapter. But it does work.
Not to DVI, you'll need an external set of speakers for that.
Mini-display/thunderbird to DVI, all the Macs in my office are hooked up like this without trouble.