2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2011 10:33 AM by mbp16941
mbp16941 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi Folks,

I've recently bought a 13in MBP and want to output my HD video to the TV. Is this just as simple as Thunderbolt to HDMI? If not any ideas.



MacBook Pro
  • TheSmokeMonster Level 4 Level 4 (3,230 points)

    yes, it is that simple. although it would be a minidisplay port that support thunderbolt connections. 



  • mbp16941 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Folks,


    It's easy, there's just a few things you need to know.


    Bought the minidisplay to HDMI cable off ebay for about £6.00. Pluged in both ends OK. Had to disconnect the recorder first. Might have to look at some kind of splitter so I don't have to do this every time.


    Select the HDMI input on the tele.


    At first the TV will only display the basic Mac background picture (stars) You need to 'Mirror' the displays, and sort out the sound.


    Go to 'System Preferences' and select 'Displays'. With the Mac plugged into the TV you get an extra tab (Arrangements) at the top of the box. Select 'Arrangement' and check the 'Mirror Displays' box.


    Next from System Preferences select 'Sound'. Both 'Internal Speakers' and the TV are listed. Select the TV.


    All should be working now.


    HD video without Blueray - result!!