Mini displayport questions

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macman4789, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. macman4789 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2007
    Hi guys,

    I've got a few questions on mini displayport and am sure you can answer them easily!

    1. The mini displayport is an apple interface right? And is it their equivalent of HDMI?
    2. I know HDMI can carry audio but can mini displayport? If it can't then how do you get audio to say a HD tv? Just normal audio wires?
    3. I'm pretty sure VGA doesn't carry audio but does DVI?

    Thanks for your help
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    1. miniDisplayPort (mDP) is Apple's implementation of DisplayPort, a royalty-free digital display interface standard put forth by VESA.
    more: and

    2. DP can carry audio but mDP can't as it seems. Mroogle for more.

    3. DVI (Digital Visual Interface) only carries visual information, so no audio.
  3. uanuglyfool macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2009
    The Moon, CA
    If you search through the forums you can easily find your answers as well as more stuff you didn't ask. This is probably why no one has responded. Just searching first man

    But to answer your questions........the mini displayport CANNOT carry audio. This is so stupid but it is what it is until apple changes it. To get audio from my MacBook I just use regular desktop speakers. Many poeple have said to use the toslink cables but I don't really need to.

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