6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2007 5:15 PM by t-hak
vinayd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I want to connect my MBP to a LCD TV for general usage and i want to know how i can do that.

15" MacBook Pro 2.16GHz CD - 1GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Faulty486 Level 2 Level 2 (475 points)
    If you have a HDMI port on your TV, you can use a cable that has DVI at one end and HDMI at the other. Audio will not be carried to your TV. You will need to use audio out to a receiver for sound (or just use your MBP's built in speakers).

    BTW: I find the best prices at http://www.monoprice.com for cables

    Here's a link to the DVI -> HDMI cables at Monoprice:
    (with the last four listed being what you would be interested in)

    Message was edited by: Faulty486
  • vinayd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your help. I will check this out
  • shahmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    which cable is the best? Would a 3ft 24AWG be file? Is there a difference in DVI I? DVI M? what is AWG?
  • t-hak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I want to connect my MBP CoreDuo to my TV via HDMI as well. I have a Sony KDL-52XBR2 Bravia TV (in case your mental Sony model number database isn't up to date, it's a large LCD model ), which has several HDMI inputs.

    In the Operating Instructions, it says "Do not connect a PC to the TV's HDMI input. Use the PC IN (RGB IN) input instead when connecting a PC."

    Well, on the back of the TV, the labelled "PC IN" ports are just a 15 pin VGA port and a single RCA connector labelled "AUDIO." In my case, I would run the audio through the AV receiver, not the TV.

    Is there a valid reason to not connect the MBP via HDMI? Isn't HDMI the same just about everywhere? Could I damage the computer or the TV by using a DVI to HDMI cable? I don't see how, but I'm not an EE, either.

    I would hate to buy a DVI to HDMI cable and have it not work, or do harm.
  • Donna Jones1 Level 4 Level 4 (2,420 points)
    hey there t-hak,
    i have a 42" Sony w/ HDMI & a MacBook not MBP, but i've connected it to my Sony several times via MiniDVI>DVI adapter + DVI>HDMI cable-1920x1080i rez & had no issues whatsoever, also run optical audio out into my Sony reciever.

    good luck.
  • t-hak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    That's good news! I thought the PC on VGA restriction was silly.

    After I posted, I realized that I could hook the MBP to the HDMI port on my Sony receiver, too. So I got a DVI-to-HDMI converter and it works great. Now I have a 52" monitor running at 1900x1200! Woohoo!

    Next is to hook the MBP audio to the receiver via Toslink, which the cable should arrive tomorrow.

    Thanks for your reply!