MacBook Pro HDMI Question

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  1. JMacPro macrumors member

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    If i get the February 2011 MacBook Pro, will the thunderbolt port support HMDI out (with the thunderbolt-HDMI converter) video AND audio?
     
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Yes. :cool:
     
  3. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    I'm typing this on a 23" HP LCD attached to my MBP using the Thunderbolt-HDMI Convertor right now. Audio and video work great!!
     
  4. aldejesus macrumors regular

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    Yes. All MBP 2011 supports Audio using a Mini DP(Thunderbolt) to HDMI adapter.:)
     

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  5. craighton macrumors member

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    You can't buy a HDMI cord like that. It isn't licensed by the corporation that owns HDMI so you can't obtain one legally.

    I believe now you can go to the Apple store and get one of the remaining few but after that it isn't licensed and will be illegal.
     
  6. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Regardless of what comes from that, you can buy a MDP>HDMI adapter. And it violates none of the HDMI bs rules.
     
  7. craighton macrumors member

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  8. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    That's all fine and dandy, but that wasn't what we were talking about. I'm using the MiniDisplay port to HDMI adapter with a HDMI cable - not an HDMI to MDP cable. From that same article...

    "Instead, users can buy Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Female dongles. These dongles, when combined with a standard HDMI-HDMI cable, connect MacBook Pros, and other devices with mDP ports, to high-definition televisions and desktop monitors that accept HDMI. "
     
  9. MJNBGA macrumors regular

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    I'm hearing the words "dongle", "female" and "connect". Now I'm interested. ;)
     
  10. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    What he said.
     
  11. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Even the 2010 MAcbook pros support both audio and video out. Although it is the MDP out. The thunderbolt port in the 2011 just acts as a MDP when a display is connected.
     
  12. matt94gt macrumors member

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    I have a 2010 MBP 15" and tried with my mini > hdmi the other night, could not get audio, and the option isnt there like it is with my 13" 2011 MBP. Boo, too bad there isnt a driver or somthing that can fix it.
     
  13. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    That's weird, my mid-2010(7,1) 13" has no problem playing audio through my MDP>HDMI adapter. It's a Moshi, not that it really matters what brand it is.
     
  14. matt94gt macrumors member

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    yeah mines moshi too. it was mid 2010 when they changed. i bought mine at the start of 2010. at least thats what i have read. it really sucks, because I have all my movies etc on my 15" :(
     
  15. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Ohh okay ya that makes sense then that it's early 2010, Ive heard it was mid2010 when they changed it also.

    That sucks
     
  16. matt94gt macrumors member

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    yeah you think there would be a driver or update that would fix it?
     
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