I want to connect my MacBook Pro to my Sony Bravia LCD TV, which cable connections do I need?

I want to play movies I have downloaded from itunes through my computer to the tv, so I want picture and sound through the TV from my laptop.

Griffin Mini DisplayPort to HDMI with Audio + DVI

Griffin Mini DisplayPort to HDMI with Audio + DVI

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  • There are multiple possibilities:
    Assuming your TV has HDMI in, you could use this MiniDisplay to HDMI adapter along with a separate HDMI cord to connect to the TV. Keep in mind that Thunderbolt (I'm not sure if your laptop has it) is the same as MiniDisplay as far as video out. The audio situation is a different story. If your MacBook is new enough (From mid 2010 and later, I believe) then you will have no trouble using this adapter, it will simply run both audio and video to the TV. If your computer is older though, you need to run a 3.5mm audio (similar to the end of a headphone cord) cable to your TV (if it has 3.5 mm audio in) or your speakers.

    Your laptop may have HDMI out, if its one of the new Retina Models. In this case you can simply run an HDMI cable from your laptop to the HDMI IN port on your TV.