5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2013 8:30 PM by mende1
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How do I connect my laptop to my HDTV? My MacBook Pro does not have an HDMI connection. My TV has one HDMI connection and one VGA connection.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,236 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    You can use a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter to connect the MacBook Pro to a HDMI cable, that is connected to the TV. Your MacBook with Thunderbolt works with Thunderbolt and Mini DisplayPort

  • RBAT2 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't believe I have the Mini Display Port.  I have a fire wire connection, a thunderbolt connection and two USB connections. If I understand correctly the adapter will be thunderbolt to HDMI. and will be video only laptop to TV. Sound would require another cable?

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,236 points)

    Thunderbolt and Mini DisplayPort use the same connector. That's why I told you to buy a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, because you will be able to connect it onto the Thunderbolt port of your Mac. Note that Thunderbolt is the same as Mini DisplayPort but with data transfer compatibility.

     

    You shouldn't need another cable to get sound to the TV

  • RBAT2 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,236 points)

    You are welcome