Thunderbolt to HDMI with audio tutorial

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by markus843, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. markus843 macrumors regular

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    Hello everyone, I want to first off clarify that this post is not a question, it is a tutorial-like thread on how to connect a macbook to an HD tv with a Mini dp to HDMI cable.

    There are 2 choices, the male to female adapter: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Premium-Mini...eo_Cables_Adapters&hash=item20bd114e0d&_uhb=1

    Or the Mini dp to Hdmi both male: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/6FT-Feet-1-8...ers&hash=item27ca04fc0e&_uhb=1#ht_7799wt_1189

    If you're buying a different one, make sure it says that it supports audio. Quite a bit of them don't support audio so you have to make sure.

    Once you order/receive the cable(s), It's kind of obvious to just plug them in. But before you actually get audio on your tv (I had to do this for 2 seperate macs),
    The tutorial/main point of this thread:
    Go to System Preferences --> Accessibility --> Audio --> Open Sound preferences --> Output --> And choose the hdmi option.

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    If you think this thread needs to be removed, just say so...

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  2. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    My technologically inept mother figured this one out by herself... Why do we need an entire thread devoted to it?
     
  3. markus843, Nov 7, 2012
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  4. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Pro tip: Hold down the option button and click on the 'speaker' (volume output) button (next to the date/time) in the top menu bar --> Select appropriate output device
     
  5. ender78 macrumors 6502

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    I bought a cheap adapter from monoprice that for some reason does not support audio, another adapter does. Does anyone know what allows for Audio support?
     
  6. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    My monoprice adapter supports audio. When'd you get it? What kinda Mac do you have?
     
  7. De5, Nov 28, 2012
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  8. Ploki macrumors 68010

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    Oh my god I love you. :D

    I'm comfortable doing all kinds of aggregate devices and matching sampling rates, but I didn't know this. Always Audio/MIDI setup. Not to mention option-clicking the WiFi to get transmit rate... But this?! Never occurred to me.

    Brilliant. Thank you.
     

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