No audio over MiniDisplay Port/HDMI?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mr Dobey, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Mr Dobey macrumors 6502

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    Ever since the latest generation of MacBook/ Macbook Pro you can now send audio over the MiniDisplay Port output. The tech specs on Apples web site say no word about it. Any early adopters out that that can prove me wrong?

    2 Cables (power, MiniDisplay Port to HDMI) is much better than 3 (power, headphone jack, DVI to HDMI in current Old MacBook Pro Setup). With the nice Graphics card the MacBook Air works great as a portable Media player, I just hope it has this feature.
     
  2. aberrero macrumors 6502a

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    I asked the same question this morning and nobody replied. I guess the people who care about this sort of thing are a minority.

    It isn't just an issue of needing a more expensive adapter and an extra cable, it is also a matter of being stuck with stereo rather than having the surround sound that the system is capable of.
     
  3. Moodikar macrumors regular

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    I read some sites that says it does but no one on the rumors have confirmed and tested it. Anyone??
     
  4. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    Okay fine, since I felt bad no one was responding, I got off my lazy ass and tested it out.

    I have a miniDisplayPort to HDMI adaptor and yes, it does carry audio. Confirmed.
     
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    Thanks drjsway. We thank your lazy ass for getting up :). Seriously, appreciate it!
     
  6. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    Will the mini display port to hdmi adapters from when the first Rev C MBAs came out be able to carry audio if used with the new Airs or do I need to purchase the most recent adapter?
     
  7. Aucun Express macrumors regular

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    From my experience, I had a Mac mini (the previous one without HDMI) and I had the minidisplay port>HDMI adapter. No sound at all, I had to use the Jack.
    Maybe some adapters are different, but from what I knew at the time, it wasn't possible to send audio through that.
    This is my experience, but it may be different for some other folks.
     
  8. Rob Philips macrumors newbie

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    Apple has incorporated the audio feature in the more recent products, my unbody macbook doesn't have it, but I think early 2010 models do.
     

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