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Feb 11, 2009, 01:14 PM
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Link: An adaptor mini Displayport to HDMI soon available (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20090211141429)
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BenRoethig
Feb 11, 2009, 01:37 PM
Apple should have had one of these when the new Macbooks were released.

Darth-Kylie
Feb 11, 2009, 02:11 PM
Great. Now please would someone release a simple pin adapter to go from the Apple's miniaturised version to full-size DisplayPort?

Peace
Feb 11, 2009, 02:13 PM
Apple should have had one of these when the new Macbooks were released.

I agree but the mini display port wasn't ratified until after Apple started shipping the new product.

BenRoethig
Feb 11, 2009, 06:05 PM
I agree but the mini display port wasn't ratified until after Apple started shipping the new product.

They shipped VGA and DVI adapters before it was ratified. Then again, none of the three work all that well according the reviews.

Superman07
Feb 11, 2009, 06:28 PM
Take note that the article states this cable will NOT carry sound.

aznguyen316
Feb 11, 2009, 10:14 PM
Take note that the article states this cable will NOT carry sound.

:(

TBi
Feb 12, 2009, 11:39 AM
Take note that the article states this cable will NOT carry sound.

Just to clarify that the article states that the cable could possibly carry sound but apple has not enabled this functionality in software.

MacsRgr8
Feb 12, 2009, 04:50 PM
Cool...!

Now, I'm just waiting for a new Mac mini to attach to my TV via HDMI...

dolphin842
Feb 12, 2009, 05:13 PM
Take note that the article states this cable will NOT carry sound.

Given that you can get optical-out from the headphone port, this is really only a cosmetic problem, unless you have a long run of cable.

Great. Now please would someone release a simple pin adapter to go from the Apple's miniaturised version to full-size DisplayPort?

I'm sure monoprice will have them in due time.

TBi
Feb 13, 2009, 03:25 AM
Given that you can get optical-out from the headphone port, this is really only a cosmetic problem, unless you have a long run of cable.

It's a problem if you want to use HDCP protected material. This is why DRM sucks...

shamino
Feb 16, 2009, 10:17 AM
Take note that the article states this cable will NOT carry sound.
Just to clarify that the article states that the cable could possibly carry sound but apple has not enabled this functionality in software.
Assuming it is a software issue. It is also a distinct possibility that there is no hardware connection between the audio circuitry and the GPU.
It's a problem if you want to use HDCP protected material. This is why DRM sucks...
External optical audio doesn't work with protected content? That's new to me. My PlayStation 3 (which definitely supports HDCP) has no problem sending BD movie audio out its S/PDIF optical ports. That's how I watch all my movies (since my TV's built-in speakers suck and my amplifier doesn't have HDMI ports.)

If Apple is blocking audio as well as video, then that would be a bug, not a legal requirement, since standalone BD players have no such restriction.