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    From reading around doesn't the thunderbolt port acts as a mini display port too?
     
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    I try/tried to find the solution but it doesn't seem that simple, I found one adapter but it was $72.:eek:

    Tried searching for "HDMI to (Mini) Diplayport" and "Thunderbolt to (Mini) Displayport" but get questions instead.

    Yes, Thunderbolt has that built in but looking for an adapter from Apple results in nothing.

    I also found this but that is the other way around, don't know if it works.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/HA826ZM/A/belkin-mini-displayport-to-hdmi-cable-4-m13-ft

    Edit: This was the expensive adapter I was talking about:

    http://www.amazon.com/Kanex-HDMI-Mini-DisplayPort-Converter/dp/B003LGOWNQ
     
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    I believe that any mini-Displayport to mini-Displayport cable will work. There is no need for a TB to mini-DP adaptor or any other kind of adaptor as the iMac will present itself as a screen while in TDM. Just plug both ends into the MBP and iMac and put the iMac in TDM. Any cheap mini-DP cable will work. Cheers!

    Edit: Here is proof. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3924?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US#1

    Note that a TB cable will not be supported!
     
  6. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So a male mini dv to male mini dv should do it?
     
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    I'm not sure if you meant to say mini DP, but yes, any old mini DP male-male connector will do the job.
     
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    Where were you looking? Here's an easy find:

    http://www.apple.com/thunderbolt/
    No adapter is needed.
     
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    Thunderbolt = mini-displayport 1.1 + the ability to also transfer data
     
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    The reason I was confused because the link to that cable is confusion, they should say:

    Thunderbolt Male to Mini DisplayPort Male
    Instead of:
    Mini DisplayPort / Thunderbolt Male to Mini DisplayPort Male

    It is a Thunderbolt to whatever adapter!

    Thanks you cleared that one up for me.:)
     
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    technically, thunderbolt port IS a mini display port if you minus the ability to transfer data.
     

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