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An adaptor mini Displayport to HDMI soon available

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Feb 11, 2009.

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  2. macrumors 68030


    Apple should have had one of these when the new Macbooks were released.
  3. macrumors newbie

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


    I agree but the mini display port wasn't ratified until after Apple started shipping the new product.
  5. macrumors 68030


    They shipped VGA and DVI adapters before it was ratified. Then again, none of the three work all that well according the reviews.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Take note that the article states this cable will NOT carry sound.
  7. macrumors 68020


  8. TBi
    macrumors 68030


    Just to clarify that the article states that the cable could possibly carry sound but apple has not enabled this functionality in software.
  9. macrumors 604



    Now, I'm just waiting for a new Mac mini to attach to my TV via HDMI...
  10. macrumors 65816


    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.

    I'm sure monoprice will have them in due time.
  11. TBi
    macrumors 68030


    It's a problem if you want to use HDCP protected material. This is why DRM sucks...
  12. macrumors 68040


    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.
    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.

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