New 2012 MacBook Pro Hook up to HD TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cshel24, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. cshel24 macrumors member

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    This may be a really dumb question... but I figure it is better to ask and appear a fool than do something foolish and remove all doubt.

    I have a newest generation MacBook Pro and I would like to hook it up to my HDTV via HDMI cable. I looked on Amazon and saw that they had an adapter in the $6-range and it said about how it works with all these MacBook Pros....but I have one of the new ones.

    the ad says

    I am not sure what kind of ports my 2012 has, looking at it it has something with a little lightening bolt and another one that looks kind of the letter Y next to it...which my old 09 MacBook also has.

    What kind of adapter do I need to get this to work? I know it is sad that I do not know the names of my ports. If I was sure it wouldn't violate the TOS of the site I would just post a link to the Amazon ad.
     
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Thunderbolt port supports mini display port adapters (it's the same socket).
     
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    The ad isn't what we need. We need to know which MBP you have. If it's retina then you already have an HDMI port. If not, you'll need a Thunderbolt/MDP adapter.
     
  4. pHeNom macrumors regular

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    Hook one end of the HDMI cable to the tv, hook the other end to your MBP. DONE! :cool:
     
  5. cshel24 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everybody, I'm gonna give that cable a shot! :D
     

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