2710 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2007 5:15 PM by t-hak
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
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.
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!