connect macbook pro to tv (hdmi)

March 4, 2013 at 12:42:46
Specs: snowleopard
Trying to connect older macbook pro (mid 2009) to tv. Have tried several adapters with no luck. As far as I can tell, I need a cable with mini display port on one end and hdmi on other, along with some sort of audio cable. Can anyone help?

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March 4, 2013 at 13:00:10
An HDMI cable carries audio along with video. You don't need separate cables. I have my Macbook Pro hooked to my plasma tv using this adapter. It's a quarter of the cost of the one the Apple store sells and works the same. Here's the link for it.

Make sure to select which HDMI input you have the computer hooked up to in your TV menu. You may have to go into sounds on the computer and designate the TV for output for sound. Good Luck.

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March 8, 2013 at 07:36:37
I am aware of this, but from what information I was able to find, the specs for an 'mid 2009' macbook say that there is no audio signal sent to the mini display port. Do you know if this is true? How old is your laptop?

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March 8, 2013 at 15:35:47
You may be right. I have a 2012 macbook pro and the chipset does allow audio to the MDP. I understand that wasn't possible in 2009. Sorry if I mislead you, I'm new to Macs too. I understand you'll need separate audio cables. Good Luck....

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