mbp --> hdtv

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  1. cahira macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm new to the forum and have been lurking around for an answer to my Q. I've found numerous posts, but I don't really understand many of the answers given, so I thought I'd just post my Q to ensure I get a response that is suited to my exact situation.

    I want to hook my Macbook Pro up to a Sony Bravia (not sure of the exact model).

    I went to the Apple Store, and was given these two items to hook it up.

    Moshi Mini DP to HDMI Adapter with Audio Support

    Belkin High Speed HDMI Cable - 6 feet


    We successfully hooked it up last night, and the video worked. I was told in the store that this setup would not transfer audio, so I already knew there would not be sound coming from the TV, rather from the Macbook instead.

    My Q is: What's the easiest way to get audio to come from the TV? I'd rather not buy external speakers to plug in, if I can help it.

    Thanks for any advice!!
     
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  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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    The better option would be to buy this adapter. Then you just change your audio preferences to output via the USB device. Plus, it's cheaper than what Apple sold you.
     
  4. cahira, Jan 13, 2011
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    cahira thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not sure, I'm at work and it's not my TV :(

    This is cool...so I can return both items, and just use this instead? And it will cover both video and audio?
     
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    Yes, that will work too
     
  6. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Yep. You'll still need the HDMI cable to connect the device to your TV. This will simply replace that HDMI adapter Apple sold you.
     
  7. cahira thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, very cool! Saves me a few bucks either way! Thanks a bunch for your help
     
  8. cahira thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Side thought: Why does the Moshi adapter say "With Audio Support"? Does that just mean you can still get sound from the laptop?
     
  9. s1lv3r macrumors member

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    i don't know if all MBP are able to send sound thru the Mini Display Port, but you can find adapters from MDP to HDMI with audio support.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/H1824ZM/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY

    I believe that all 2010 MBP are able to send sound thru the MDP. Please any one correct me if i'm wrong.



    Also i've got one question. I'm planning to get a 13" MBP, but i don't know if it can send 1080p signal thru the MDP. The 15" MDP, can do it, don't it? Can anyone clarify this to me?

    Thx!
     
  10. belvdr macrumors 603

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    That's for audio straight out of the MDP port. The adapter I linked to does it through USB.

    Yes, it can:

     
  11. cahira thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the apple store guy i talked to said certain models before late 2010 would be able to send audio. i got mine in the spring of 2010

    Unfortunately, it looks like that item is on backorder from monoprice :(
     
  12. s1lv3r macrumors member

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    Tnx belvdr.


    Just another point, is there any pros in having the sound thru USB i.o. HDMI? I wasn't considering that option.
     
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    When exactly did you buy it and what are its specs? Have you taken a look at sound preferences when the adapter is connected?
     
  14. cahira thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It says: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009)

    And it also says my Estimated Expiration Date for my apple care plan is: March 26, 2013 ... so I'm assuming my purchase date was March 26, 2010.

    I didn't bring the adapter to work with me :(
     
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    In that case, it does not support audio over mDP
     
  16. cahira thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :( does that mean the monoprice item won't work?
     
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    Monoprice adapter will work as it takes audio from USB but the adapter you bought won't carry audio as your MBP does not support audio over mDP.
     
  18. cahira thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah ok. That's fine. I can return it, but it's too bad this item is not in stock. Must be pretty popular
     
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  20. cahira thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the link anyway. it seems to be exactly what i got from Apple :( which won't give me audio
     
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