Need help w/ part(s) for connecting mid 2009 MBP to HD TV

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  1. morgothaod, Mar 13, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2012

    morgothaod macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2009
    Macbook Pro Mid 2009
    Sony Bravia KDL-32EX500 HD tv
    HDMI cable

    I would like to to use my MBP to put Netflix on my TV in 1080p. I want to have the option of having the sound come through the TV speakers or be able to plug my headphones into my MBP and get the audio for the movies that I'm playing on my TV. What other parts do I need to buy?

    Also, is this option better than buying a Roku? Why or why not?

    Please answer my question directly and don't just link me to another thread. If you could provide a link to the actual part(s) that I need, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
  2. SneakyDiquey macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2012
    you need a part called a mini DVI to hdmi adapter. you can get these off eBay for cheap, however most of them will only transfer the video signal through and not the audio. the moshi brand of this particular adapter is expensive, but will at least be reliable as it says it transfer video AND audio.

    you would also need that hdmi cable to go from the adapter to the tv.

    I'm not familiar with the roku however so hopefully someone else would be able to fill you in on that one! hope this helps :)
  3. FunkTechNician macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2009
    did you ever find something that works?

    i need to hook my mbp up to the hdtv through hdmi with audio and video

    I have Macbook Pro 5,2 2.93GHZ 8GB Ram Jan 2009

    is there a way to do this with 100$ or less

    please tell me the name and model of which i can get to get it to work

  4. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I bought the "Neet" from Amazon, smooth as silk and audio too. Works with all three of my Macs.
  5. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    According to everymac your MBP has a Mini Display port. All you need is a mini DP to HDMI adaptor. I use this one

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