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jdaniel
Jun 14, 2011, 02:14 PM
http://store.apple.com/sg/product/H4637PA/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MjA4NjU2MjY&s=topSellers

Is this the only mini display to hdmi CABLE out there I know there are adapters but cable wise is this the only one? Reviews on apple seem quiet good.. but anyone here have links to reviews or first hand experience?

THANKS



MoodyMedStudent
Jun 14, 2011, 04:18 PM
http://store.apple.com/sg/product/H4637PA/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MjA4NjU2MjY&s=topSellers

Is this the only mini display to hdmi CABLE out there I know there are adapters but cable wise is this the only one? Reviews on apple seem quiet good.. but anyone here have links to reviews or first hand experience?

THANKS

Seems like that is the only CABLE, but it really is a shameless rip.

Just get this adapter: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2 and a standard HDMI cable.

nightfly13
Jun 16, 2011, 10:57 PM
Seems like that is the only CABLE, but it really is a shameless rip.

Just get this adapter: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2 and a standard HDMI cable.

I totally agree, but does that cable (the expensive one) pass audio in addition to video?

jason221
Jun 16, 2011, 11:05 PM
What about the Moshi Mini DP to HDMI adapter (http://store.apple.com/us/product/H1824ZM/A/Moshi_Mini_DisplayPort_to_HDMI_Adapter?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY)?

jdaniel
Jun 17, 2011, 09:00 AM
yes it clearly states it passes audio, actually if you look at the cable and the build. how much can you save with an adapter and similar quality cable.. as in small 'plug head' light flexible etc...

I prefer this especially if I am travelling with it.. playing my own movies in the hotel room for example...

just wondering if there are similar cables guess not :)

RubenTheys
Jun 17, 2011, 05:07 PM
Hey, you might be looking for this:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mini-displayport-dp-male-to-hdmi-male-adapter-cable-1-8m-35196

I have been using this one for several months now. Pretty good build quality (esp. for DX), and looks pretty good with your mac :) Note that the white cable has some technical info printed on it, but whatever.

jdaniel
Jun 22, 2011, 08:10 AM
Hey, you might be looking for this:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mini-displayport-dp-male-to-hdmi-male-adapter-cable-1-8m-35196

I have been using this one for several months now. Pretty good build quality (esp. for DX), and looks pretty good with your mac :) Note that the white cable has some technical info printed on it, but whatever.

i reviewer said it didnt work hope its just a fluke but yes cheap free worldwide shipping too.

falerus
Jun 22, 2011, 01:48 PM
FWIW I bought this one:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OC6LWM

I got it for $12.50 but it looks like that seller isn't there anymore. Works perfectly.

DarwinOSX
Jun 26, 2011, 11:52 AM
With Kanex you are paying the price for a custom cable with mini DP on one end and HDMI on the other instead of using a clunky adapter in between. I use their mini DP to DP cable which works quite well and is well made unlike the garbage you get from Monoprice which is very hit or miss. The Kanex DP cable is not nearly as highly priced as this one because Mini DP to DP is easier to make.
I do understand how HDMI/Digital signals work btw but you still have to consider the construction of the cable ends.
Personally I'll pay the $ for a good quality cable that nixes the adapter in between.

This is a long cable btw so if 3' will do you then its $12.95.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/746988-REG/Kanex_MDHDMIM3FT_3_Mini_DisplayPort_to.html

Or a 6 foot for $17.95
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/746990-REG/Kanex_MDHDMIM6FT_6_Mini_DisplayPort_to.html

jdaniel
Jun 26, 2011, 07:07 PM
With Kanex you are paying the price for a custom cable with mini DP on one end and HDMI on the other instead of using a clunky adapter in between. I use their mini DP to DP cable which works quite well and is well made unlike the garbage you get from Monoprice which is very hit or miss. The Kanex DP cable is not nearly as highly priced as this one because Mini DP to DP is easier to make.
I do understand how HDMI/Digital signals work btw but you still have to consider the construction of the cable ends.
Personally I'll pay the $ for a good quality cable that nixes the adapter in between.

This is a long cable btw so if 3' will do you then its $12.95.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/746988-REG/Kanex_MDHDMIM3FT_3_Mini_DisplayPort_to.html

Or a 6 foot for $17.95
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/746990-REG/Kanex_MDHDMIM6FT_6_Mini_DisplayPort_to.html

so are you saying u prefer the ones in the links ? wait i just noticed they seem to be kanex...why are they so much cheaper on this page? hmmmmm

Yeah I notice kanex the ends r much smaller. even in monoprice and all those they warn you that other plugs might not fit beside LOL

jdaniel
Jun 27, 2011, 11:25 AM
No wonder its so cheap, I have determined all the cheap cables dont do audio:

Hello , my name is James B:

Thank you for contacting the E-Mail Sales Department at B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.


No, that does not support audio. Kanex does make an adapter that does. It will require a standard HDMI cable as well. I will provide you with the product numbers.

KAMDPHDMIV2 ?--- Cut and paste this into the search bar of www.bhphoto.com
XT28HDMI6 ?--- Cut and paste this into the search bar of www.bhphoto.com