macbook pro w/retina hdmi port

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Breitling65, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Breitling65 macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011
    I am on vacation with my macbook pro, I took hdmi cable to watch Netflix and other things in my hotel room. Everything is OK, besides hdmi port doesn't hold cable well and if inserted not well tv is losing signal. I went BestBuy and got thunderbolt to hdmi adapter, now whole setup looks much more robust to me, however I don't know if this way I am missing some video quality? Why is hdmi port made as such crap that it can't hold cable well?
  2. GSPice macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2008
    Have you done any research to see if this is a common problem? Or thought of the possibility that it's just your machine, before you call the entire production of MBP HDMI ports crap?
  3. MathBunny123 macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2012
    Toronto, Canada | Sibiu, Romania
    It works fine with me! I didn't notice any problem, I was on my sofa playing TDU2 while streaming 1080P on my TV...:confused:
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Or the cable being used is crap.
  5. Breitling65 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011

    Same cable is fine and firm inside of any other devices, besides it is standard cable as any other. Not firm inside macbookpro, port should be holding hdmi cable at least a little inside. Power cable with magnet is great example how it should be done.
  6. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    It could very likely be that your Mac just has a poorly connected HDMI on the inside. I had that happened with my iPhone where the port like loosened up. So it was pushed back maybe 20% and it was hard to charge obviously, because it was pushed back. That happens sometimes..I guess. Seems to be your unit though

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