Using HDMI with Macbook Pro - Advice Please

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ne0the1, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Ne0the1 macrumors member

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    Hello all,

    I would like to be able to connect my MacBook Pro, to a TV using a HDMI Cable.

    Can someone please tell me which adapter I need, I have seen it described as a Mini Display Port (Mini DP) to HDMI, however on my MacBook Pro (Early 2011) I cannot see a Mini Display Port, I have USB, Firewire, Ethernet or Lightning Ports.

    Is the Mini Display Port the same as the Firewire Port?

    A bit confused here?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What you name as "Lightning Ports" is Thunderbolt and Mini DisplayPort is compatible with that.
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    No. Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt differs from Firewire.
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  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    thunderbolt = minidisplayport + pcie
     
  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Just go to a Apple Store and ask for a Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter.
     
  5. Ne0the1 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    FYI on the Monoprice TB adapters...whilst they're very well priced, I think they will damage the ports when frequently used.

    It happened to me from using a Monoprice TB > DVI adapter and had to get it fixed.

    I might be in the minority, but I figured it's worth mentioning. I would recommend the retail Apple adapter if you are frequently going to be inserting/removing with that adapter.
     
  7. spartacvs macrumors member

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    Get this from Amazon, don't get it from the Apple store because it's a rip off. I used this and it's great so far no issue at all. It's 10 feet, but they also have 6 and 15 feet cable.
     
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