What cable do I need to plug my MacBook Pro to my LCD TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Narcisse, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Narcisse macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2012
    Hi all and thanks in advance for your answers.

    This may seem like a dumb question but I'm not too technically inclined.

    So I have this MBP, late 2011, with these specs

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core i5
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Boot ROM Version: MBP81.0047.B27
    SMC Version (system): 1.68f98
    Serial Number (system): C02H6J2CDV1
    Hardware UUID: F2004EA4-ACFD-5C4B-B4C2-173F4BCE5F91

    I recently bought this TV: http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/tv-video/tv/lcd/LN40D550K1FXZC-spec

    I'd like to know what cable I need to buy in order to be able to watch movies or stream TV shows directly from my MBP to the TV.

    Thanks !
  2. jcpb macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2012
    Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI cable


    Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI adapter + HDMI-HDMI cable
  3. Narcisse thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2012
    Thanks for your answer! What's the difference ? How do I know which one I need?

  4. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    They are the same. Buy whatever you find or is cheaper. The easiest adapter to find in stores is the Moshi mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. Buy any HDMI cable to plug into it if you don't have one already.

    If you want to save and don't mind ordering online you can also get this cable from monoprice. Both qualities will be the same.
  5. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    The monoprice cable will work. They have cables of varying lengths also.
    In case you want a shorter cable.

    Edit that. The linked monoprice cable does not support audio.

    Get the one from apple. It may be more expensive but it supports audio.
  6. dsciel macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2011
    there are many aftermarket or oem cables from ebay or amazon. but make sure that cable supports audio. READ REVIEWS if you buy from amazon.
  7. Narcisse thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2012
  8. Narcisse thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2012
  9. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
  10. dsciel macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2011

Share This Page