will the older mini dvi adapters transfer sound?

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  1. mdma macrumors newbie

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    i have the 2 year old mini dvi adapter to hook my old early 2010 unibody white macbook to my tv. now i just ordered a top of the line 15" pro and i know that the TB is supposed to transfer sound, but will i need a new cable to do so, or will my mini dvi cable transfer sound with the TB port?
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    DVI doesn't transfer audio, you'll need a TB adapter. I don't even think the miniDVI port will fit into the TB port.
     
  3. mdma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have the adapter that fits the TB port but it was before TB. its the same shape and everything though, i forgot what its called, but like i said it was the port on the early 2010 unibody macbook. same shape as TB but not TB.
     
  4. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    The port on your 2010 MBP is called a Mini Display Port.

    If you have a MDP-DVI adapter you will not get sounds for the reason thejadedmonkey gave you.

    If you have a MDP - HDMI adapter (and the adapter supports it) you could get audio out over HDMI from both the 2010 and the new computer without a different adapter.

    Once more for good measure: DVI does NOT carry audio.
     
  5. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    When did the MBPs start carrying audio over the MDP? I know that for older ones, Monoprice has adapters for about $30 that use the optical out port for audio, USB for power, and MDP for video, and combine them all on to an HDMI port.
     
  6. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    Mid-2010 model.
     

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