MBA 13, what video cable to buy? (pre-thunderbolt)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by TheGenerous, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, this MacBook Air is 13 inch and is one generation before thunderbolt ports.

    What cable should I buy to output video to a TV?

    (For the white MacBook I bought a mini-DVI to DVI adapter to hook it on the display)

    Thank you
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Depends what exact connections your TV supports. If it does HDMI, get a Mini Displayport to HDMI adapter, then an HDMI cable.
     
  3. TheGenerous thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you blevins, so it's a Mini Displayport on the MBA end.
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    The Thunderbolt port also supports miniDisplayPort too, just FYI. I've used my mDP to HDMI adapter with my 2011 MBA.

    Note: not all mDP to HDMI adapters carry audio. I believe more of them do now, but a few months ago it could be hit and miss and you had to read the info very carefully when choosing one. Nevertheless, monoprice.com beats apple.com on price by a long shot.
     
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