macbook to tv ? dvi to hdmi ?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by adammusic, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. adammusic macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2007
    have a macbook pro. want to make my tv into a monitor with video and sound.

    bought a mini displayport to dvi adapter.

    now going to get a dvi - hdmi cord.

    but read it might not put out sound.

    and the one at best buy was 70$ but see them for like 10 - 20 $ on amazon so i didnt buy it yet.

    am i doing the right thing?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
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    The MDP to DVI adapter does not transport sound, you need an MDP to HDMI adapter.
    Apple offers one, but it is currently down. It costs around 30 USD.
    But that one will only work with 2010 MBPs, the 2008/9 MBPs with MDP don't transfer sound via MDP.

    How to: Connect a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to a TV

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