unibody macbrook pro to HDTV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kjs862, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. kjs862 macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
    I plan on connecting my umbp to my high def tv with a mini displayport to hdmi converter. I am under the impression that the mdp does not support audio. My question is if I connect my mac to my tv via hdmi would i be able to feed the audio to the tv with optical and be able to listen and watch at the same time. If not what are some other ways around this, I would hate to feed the audio to a separate set of speakers
  2. jeevesofRKdia macrumors member

    May 8, 2009
    There are a few threads pretty recently posted about this. Please use the forum search next time. :D

    However, monoprice is coming out with a USB and MDP to HDMI audio-built in cable (audio's handled through the USB)

    Your suggestion will also work. Take a poke around Google. I'm in the same boat, so I have a little knowledge about this. It's too late tonight for me though to go into more detail. :p
  3. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    I'm not sure if you have the "box of cables" sitting around the house like some of us may, but you might want to try a small stereo to RCA cable. You should be able to run that from the headphone jack to the TV for stereo.

    I'm pretty sure monoprice has (or will soon have) a minidisplayport + USB cable that goes into an HDMI connector. Sounds pretty slick to me.

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