How to connect MBP to LCD Monitor (No mini display / DVI port, only Thunderbolt)

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  1. blahblahblahx macrumors newbie

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  2. ahan.tm macrumors regular

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  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Yup. Easily verified:
    http://www.apple.com/thunderbolt/
     
  4. blahblahblahx, Jul 5, 2013
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  5. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    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.)
     
  6. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  7. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    :confused:

    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.
     
  8. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Not to DVI, you'll need an external set of speakers for that.
     
  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Mini-display/thunderbird to DVI, all the Macs in my office are hooked up like this without trouble.
     

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