Will this cable work with an iMac? I know the iMac tech specis indicate Mini DisplayPort output but into what port does the cable plug into?

iMac Technical Specifications indicate:
Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA and dual-link DVI

Does this cable plug into the Thunderbolt port on the iMac and then the HDMI can plug into a TV? Will any additional cables be needed for sound?

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    Correct, just plug the cable into the Thunderbolt port on your iMac and the HDMI to your HDMI port to your TV. No additional cables should be needed.

  • Short version: This cable will work, and yes, you can plug into a HDMI television, and yes you'll get audio.

    Much longer version:

    All of the Mini DisplayPort adapters I have for my mid-2009 15" MacBook Pro also now work perfectly when plugged into the Thunderbolt port on my Mac Mini and retina MBP, including the Mini DP -> HDMI cable you're asking about.

    Support for Digital Audio via Mini Displayport was introduced into the MacBook line in mid-2010, and for iMacs in late 2009, so if you have one with Thunderbolt, you're going to be fine.

    Here's what Apple has to say on the matter:

    "And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini DisplayPort display plugs straight into the Thunderbolt port. To connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI or VGA display, just use an existing adapter."

    Taken from apple-dot-com/thunderbolt

    Hope this helps!