Using HDMI with Macbook Pro - Advice Please

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

  1. Ne0the1 macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2013
    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    What you name as "Lightning Ports" is Thunderbolt and Mini DisplayPort is compatible with that.
    No. Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt differs from Firewire.
  3. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    thunderbolt = minidisplayport + pcie
  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Just go to a Apple Store and ask for a Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter.
  5. Ne0the1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2013
  6. SDAVE macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2007
    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

    Jan 1, 2013
    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.
  8. Ne0the1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2013

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