MacBook Pro 2012 to TV

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  1. Globug macrumors 6502

    Globug

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    I just got a brand new laptop, its a 13 inch mbp from mid 2012. I went from a 2009 edition. The reason i'm saying this is i'm trying to figure out how to connect it to my tv, and can't. The new one has a thunderbolt connection, but i can't find any dvi or anything else.

    Does it even have anything else, or am i suppose to connect it via the thunderbolt? Thanks in advance. Stupid girl here. :confused:
     
  2. B... macrumors 68000

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    Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter: should be $29.
     
  3. Globug thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Check monoprice.com, better quality than eBay, just as good price.
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The Thunderbolt port is backwards compatible with Mini-Displayport cables. If you already had a Mini-Displayport to HDMI adapter for your 2009 model then that should work fine with the 2012 model as well.
     
  6. Globug thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the info. I didn't have anything for my 2009 MBP. Which is why i was all ready to buy a dVI connection and realised i don't have anything on the new laptop. :)

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    one other question: would this give me sound and picture on my tv or would i have to get another cable for sound?
    Also is a Mini DisplayPort | Thunderbolt® to HDMI® Adapter w/ Audio Support the same thing as a thunderbolt? OR are there 2 diff types?
     
  7. B... macrumors 68000

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    If you get a good quality one (aka Apple's),I believe it also has sound. If you get a cheapo one, maybe not. Otherwise, make sure it says: audio supported.
     
  8. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Yes.

    You quoted the very post that answered that question. It's not the same thing but Thunderbolt is backwards compatible with MDP.
     

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