Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Is there a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for a Macbook Pro?

    Member Since
    Nov 20, 2012
    Posts
    65
    Is there a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for a Macbook Pro?
    I have a 2011 macbook pro retina. I'd like to be able to connect my apple TV to my macbook. I've seen some thunderbolt to HDMI adapters available, but some get bad reviews. Is it possible to connect an apple TV to my Macbook with a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter?

  2. #2
    Is there a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for a Macbook Pro?
    nickyr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 01, 2007
    Location
    Swansea - South Wales
    Posts
    604
    Specs:
    late 2012 IMac 27", early 2014 MacBook Air, mid 2010 Macbook, OSX 10.10.5, iPhone 6, iOS 8
    you can connect them with a usb cable
    what have the Roman's ever done for us?


  3. #3
    Is there a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for a Macbook Pro?
    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Location
    Texas, where else?
    Posts
    26,206
    Specs:
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    No - that won't work. Th TB port is not a "video" input port. And why? Should be able to do everything on your Mac the ATV can do.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  4. #4
    Is there a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for a Macbook Pro?

    Member Since
    Nov 20, 2012
    Posts
    65
    Quote Originally Posted by nickyr View Post
    you can connect them with a usb cable

    Yes, but I need to see the ATV settings -- I got a new router, and need to make changes.

  5. #5
    Is there a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for a Macbook Pro?
    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,379
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    You can hook your TV up via Airplay using a great little App called AirParrot and it will be a lot cheaper than connectors and cables. If you have a good WiFi network, I believe this s your best option.

    I have used it on my older MBP's before I upgraded to one that allowed AirPlay.
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  6. #6
    Is there a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for a Macbook Pro?
    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location
    North Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    8,530
    Specs:
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.10.2, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    If you have a TV with HDMI handy you don't need to connect to the Mac. You can make all changes using the Apple TV and the included remote. You could, of course, also pair a Bluetooth keyboard to the Apple TV and use it to make the changes.

    This video should get you started. During the setup process you'll need to have the following information about your network.

    1. Network name, type of security and password if wireless
    2. Type of IP address (DHCP or Static)
    3. Range of IP addresses.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

  7. #7
    Is there a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for a Macbook Pro?
    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Location
    Texas, where else?
    Posts
    26,206
    Specs:
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    Quote Originally Posted by zBernie View Post
    Yes, but I need to see the ATV settings -- I got a new router, and need to make changes.
    Still no need to connect it to your Mac - just go into the Settings on the ATV while connected to your TV and change the network.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. MacBook Pro mid 2012 Thunderbolt to HDMI question
    By MrPrimeMinister in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-10-2014, 11:55 PM
  2. Macbook Pro MDP to HDMI adapter toolbar cutoff
    By anant_16 in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-01-2011, 11:26 AM
  3. New MacBook Pro 13inch (HDMI to Thunderbolt issue)
    By bobenhaus in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-03-2011, 03:39 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-23-2010, 06:38 PM
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-18-2010, 06:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •