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Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

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MacBook, all 5,x and 6,x models - late 2008 and mid 2009
MacBook Pro, all 5,x models - late 2008 and mid 2009
iMac 9,1 - early and mid 2009


Your Mac has a mini displayport that does not carry audio along with the video.

You will need an adapter that will combine the audio and video together like this or this.

If you are listening to the speakers in your TV, just get the cheaper USB adapter as there is no point passing more than 2 channel audio to your TV.
If you are passing the audio from your TV to a 5.1 surround system, then you will want the optical adapter which can pass through 5.1 audio from your sources which have 5.1.


MacBook Air 2,1 and 3,1 - late 2008, mid 2009 and late 2010

You must use the USB adapter in the first link above as the MBA audio port is analog only.

All of you will need to also purchase a "high speed" HDMI cable. It does not need to be expensive, but once again, don't recommend the cheapest you can find. Cables from monoprice or even the Amazon Basics cables will do. Whatever cable you buy, make sure it is labeled as "High Speed" HDMI. If it doesn't say 'high speed', don't buy it.

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And I know there are going to be some reading from other parts of the world that possibly cannot buy from monoprice and/or the cheap skates here in the U.S. that are going to ask if there isn't anything cheaper than $25-$30. You will need to read 'The Hard Way' in the post below to figure out your other options.

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Last edited by bobtomay; 08-30-2013 at 07:56 PM.
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