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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Whitelightning, Mar 1, 2011.
So what is a good Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter that transfers audio as well? Any recommendations?
Mini DisplayPort > HDMI...although it shares the Thunderbolt port - it's not actually a Thunderbolt-class connection.
Amazon.com has some generics that actually function quite well and are under $10. I would try that. Also, Griffin has one on Amazon.com that is DVI/HDMI for around $25. That has very good reviews and Apple even mentions it in their Mini DisplayPort > HDMI KB - so that's a solid bet for sure.
one generic doesn't work
I have a generic that worked on my MB but that doesn't work on my MBP. I'd appreciate any links to generics that work. Thanks!
That's the one I use. Works perfectly. Just make sure you go to settings and select the audio to output through the MDP.
I recommend a mono-price one. Super cheap and I have never had a problem. The one they say dosent do sound even does sound for me on my 2011 macbook pro. ~8 dollars
I got mine from monoprice for like $7 and works like a charm
Thanks. I checked the reviews and quite a few people are having trouble with this one not lasting, or DOA. I'm going to keep looking.
Just ordered this from Monoprice
"Review by Gizmodo:
Review by CNET UK:
Max Supported Resolution - 1920x1080p, 12-bits / channel, or 12*3 = 36bits on all channels.
This device is not Bidirectional. It can only connect a Mini-DisplayPort source to an HDMI display. It will not work in reverse.
Note: This product will support audio on Mac computers capable of outputting audio through mini-displayport. Additional configuration may be required, results may vary depending on mac model and OSX version installed
Note* Some models of Macs the connector may block access to the adjacent USB accessory port."
hello. i have macbook air 2011 model and planning to get the Thunderbolt to HDMI Adapter w/ Audio Support from monoprice. do you think this will work fine on my macbook? thanks
I should think so. Monoprice has a generous return policy and their products are inexpensive, so it's a good bet.
Sooo.....dumb question of the day: I have a Pioneer 50" plasma display that I use for TV and movies. It has a couple of spare HDMI inputs. Can I use a Thunderbolt/MiniDisplayPort-to-HDMI cable to connect my 2011 MBP to the Pioneer so that it can, for example, display slide shows of my pictures from iPhoto? Will my MBP just see the Pioneer as an external display? Is it really as simple as that???
I'm doing something quite like what you describe. It is almost as simple as that. You'll probably need to fiddle with displays in system preferences, and drag what you want to see, like iPhoto, to the Pioneer.
Yeah it's really that simple. Once you plug it in, you'll see a huge wallpaper on your TV and you can just drag windows/applications to it. Perfect for watching youtube or displaying DSLR pictures.
I just bought the adapter on ebay it works perfectly.
New macrumors user cuestion about your tunderbolt to hdmi adapter
Hey guys, I have mac mini 2011. I wanna know what is better: to use Thunderbolt/HDMI or HDMI/HDMI cable? Monitor is PHILIPS LED 21.5".
if you have a mac mini, there's no reason not to just use the HDMI out if you're going to a HDTV.
Ok, but which one is better: Thunderbolt/HDMI or HDMI/HDMI?
...they're the same thing, just one's using an adapter.
both are digital, so the quality is the same
I was wondering about the speed, TB is much faster, than HDMI
Just dont buy Apples.
Its just extremely high priced and a rip off.
Works fine with a 10 dollar amazon one.
Lord have mercy ...
so the the videos you play will be faster??
it's not like bandwidth is an issue with HDMI...
A funnel has a big (faster) end and a small (slower) end. Speed will only be as fast as the slowest part. There is an additional charge when converting from one to the other, so an HDMI/HDMI should theoretically be faster, but actually they'll most likely be the same.
I'd get the thunderbolt/HDMI though, just in case you have a MBP that doesn't have an HDMI port.