Need covert cable 800 firewire to HDMI cable

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lweldon, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. lweldon macrumors newbie

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    Looking for best conversion cable to hook my Mac Book Pro up to our new HDTV - thought someone said I should get a converter that converts Mac 800 firewire output to an HDMI cable hookup. Any ideas?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    You were given bad advice. What you're asking for does not exist.

    What you do need, and what does exist is a Mini-Display Port to HDMI cable. I'm sure Google can help ya.
     
  4. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    What you ask for does not exist. Its mini display port to HDMI adpater.

    What you're asking is akin to asking someone for a glove so you can have something to eat your food with.
     
  5. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair, HDMI is fully capable of transferring data. I've seen it being used on some switches to uplink them. So technically speaking, there could be an application for a FW800->HDMI cable/converter. However, in this case it wouldn't help at all.

    Don't be too harsh guys. :eek:
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No one is being harsh. We answered the OP's question.
     
  7. josefcarel macrumors newbie

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    Connect HDMI output to Fireware 800 input?

    My Canon camcorder HG20 as that kind of video output and also a component out and in my MacBook Pro there is a Fireware 800 input that can be captured by Final Cut or IMovie. I would like to know if there is a way to make such kind of connection or converter?
    Thanks :confused:
     
  8. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I looked up your camcorder and it says it has an HDMI output on it

    -HDMI Terminal Type C 480i / 480p / 1080i Format Supported

    Can't you just get an HDMI cable? The cable that the OP asked for doesn't exist, you can't go from FW800 to HDMI.
     
  9. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    It depends what kind of MacBook pro he has, if it was made mid 2010 or later the first one you linked will do video and audio.

    I didn't see the OP say what model he had so just putting it put there.
     

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