Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable question

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  1. karansaraf macrumors regular

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    I have a new MBP and I want a Mini Display Port to HDMI cable to connect to my computer but want to make sure that it transfers audio as well as video.

    For this to happen, do I need a specific HDMI version? The one on ebay I am looking at supports HDMI 1.3b output (not 1.4).
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Monoprice has cheap ones too:
     
  3. karansaraf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the link, but Monoprice is a US website and I live in the UK.

    I was just wondering whether one particular version/specification of HDMI has to be used for audio? Or whether a 1.3b adapter like the ones I've seen on ebay are good enough?
     
  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if there's a cable that will do audio, but mono price sells an adapter that does audio and video for like $7, just make sure you get the one thy says it does audio. And just order any hdmi cable they sell, just one of the cheap ones they have will do.



    I didn't see that you can't order from mono price, just make sure the description says it will do audio.
     
  5. karansaraf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Shipping from monoprice to the UK is $27+ so I don't think it's really worth it.

    I can get one here from ebay for less than $10, I just need to make sure it's the right one I am buying.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Can you provide a link?
     
  7. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    All versions of the HDMI spec support basic audio. Unless you are trying to multi-channel, uncompressed 7.1 audio than it doesn't matter if you have HDMI 1.0.
     
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