Is there anyway to connect a MBP to a HDMI port?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by oxfordguy, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

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    Is there anyway (e.g. through using an adaptor cable) to send the video output from a Macbook Pro to a device's (e.g. Television) HDMI port?

    I'm thinking probably not, but thought I would ask...
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Yep, you can buy DVI > hdmi adaptors/cables. I seem to recall seeing them both on Amazon and on Maplin's web site.
     
  3. oxfordguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That simple? Cool. eBay is usually the cheapest place for this kind of thing...
     
  4. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Before you hit up eBay, try monoprice.com. It's hard to beat a DVI->HDMI cable for less than $5.

    I have dealt with monoprice a dozen or so times and have never been left wanting.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    This works perfectly but it's worth noting that it's video only. DVI cannot carry audio, even when converted to HDMI.
     
  6. oxfordguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip, though I live in England, so would probably cost me a lot on postage (maybe not, though, will check...)
     
  7. oxfordguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, that's useful to know, but I can always connect up my MBP to my audio amplifier using a 3.5mm->dual RCA cable
     
  8. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    As you said earlier, you won't go too far wrong on eBay. I got a great DVI -> HDMI cable for my MB very cheap. :)
     

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