Mid 2009 MacBook Pro to HDTV

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by emach81, May 8, 2015.

  1. emach81 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone. First time poster here. I just purchased a mid 2009 MacBook Pro and want to be able to play movies from my computer to tv. I have read that the Mini DisplayPort will not send audio to the tv. The other option I looked at was Apple TV but the Airplay mirror option will not work with my model. With these restrictions what are the possible solutions? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

    ApolloBoy

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    On your particular model no (mid-2010 Macs on down do though). You'll either have to connect the audio into a stereo receiver or use an HDMI audio inserter.
     
  3. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    I use the first one:

    http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5969&seq=1&format=2
    http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=6331&seq=1&format=2
     
  4. emach81 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So with that adapter you connect it to the Mini Display port and a USB slot on the side of the macbook? Then it's just an HDMI to the Tv?
     
  5. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    Yes. You will need to set the audio output to USB on the Mac System Preferences.
     

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