Mini Display to hdmi Best option.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HiDeHo, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. HiDeHo macrumors member

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    hi all I have a MBP october 2011 i5. that i want to hook up to my Sony Bravia lcd/led tv
    There are 2 options available.
    1. mini display to hdmi adapter + hdmi cable
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    2. mini display to hdmi cable
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    wondering what option is best or is there no difference.
     
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Define "best". They accomplish the same thing. As you've said, with the adapter you also need an HDMI cable. Which is best depends on your criteria.
     
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Either way is fine, in my experience though the adapter will break quicker than the cable.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Digital signal is digital. It either goes through, or it doesn't. Buy whichever is cheaper, they'll accomplish the same thing.
     
  5. HiDeHo thread starter macrumors member

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    Found out that most mini display adapters use arm chips in them only allowing 720p max not full 1080p.

    at the moment hooking my pc to macbook using a borrowed cable, max was 720p. also for some reason the pc mode is blacked out so i cant use that. which should work. must do some more testing before my friend needs his cable back.
     

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