4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 27, 2013 11:48 PM by nbar
tiltedreplica Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there

I apologize in advance if this is redundant but I have already spent a half an hour trying to figure this out.
I have a pretty new Macbook Pro about a year old. It runs on 10.8.4 OSX . I tried using Tech Specs but it always runs into an error... I dont have a receipt, just the serial number. So I dont know which year its from.

I want to order a cord to connect my computer to the TV via HDMI. I am not exactly sure which cord I would need to get, and afterwards if its as simple as just connecting it ?
Please let me know if theres any other info I can give to get an answer, minus the receipt


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (91,890 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities

     

    If you haven't got a MacBook Pro with Retina display, the MacBook hasn't got the HDMI port. As your MacBook Pro has got Thunderbolt, you just need a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter and a HDMI cable.

     

    See > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4241 As Thunderbolt and Mini DisplayPort have got the same port, plug the adapter to the Thunderbolt port, and then connect the HDMI cable. Image will start showing in the TV automatically

  • nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,980 points)

    This depends on your MBP and TV specs, really, but here is how to do it. I'll post pictures for each.

     

    Make sure your TV either has an HDMI input or a DVI-D input. If your TV only has a DVI input, there are HDMI adapters, but you still need to seperately connect audio.

     

    Via HDMI:

    1) MBP Mini Display Port > Mini Display Port to HDMI Adapter > HDMI cable > HDMI input 1 (for example) > HDMI 1 source on external display (TV)

    2) MBP Mini Display Port > Mini Display Port to HDMI cable > HDMI input 1 (for example) > HDMI 1 source on external display (TV)


    Via DVI-D: Need to seperately connect audio.

    -Video

    MBP Mini Display Port > Mini Display Port to DVI Adapter > DVI-D (or DVI-I) cable > DVI-D input > DVI source on External Display (TV in this case)

    -Audio

    MBP Audio out Port > Aux (3.5 mm) to RCA cable > Audio L R input > External Display

  • nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,980 points)

    MBP interface 1.jpg

    Note in the image above: Mini Display Port will be Thunderbolt port on 2011 + models.

     

    Mini Display Port to HDMI cable (easiest way):

    HA825_AV1.jpeg

    If you do not get this cable, you need an adapter + HDMI cable:

     

    Adapters:

    mdp_adapters.jpg

    HDMI CABLE:

    HDMI cable.jpg

    720/1080P external display interface (bit outdated). You want the HDMI port. Then change source to correct input (HDMI IN1, here)

    TV input.jpg

  • nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,980 points)

    "If your TV MACBOOK PRO only has a DVI port, there are HDMI adapters, but you still need to seperately connect audio."

     

    MBP Mini Display Port > Mini Display Port to DVI Adapter > DVI-D (or DVI-I) cable > DVI-D input > DVI source on External Display (TV in this case)

     

    or

     

    MBP Mini Display Port > Mini Display Port to DVI Adapter > DVI to HDMI cable > HDMI input > HDMI input on External Display (TV in this case)