2016 MBP USB-C to HDMI Issues?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stradale, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Stradale macrumors newbie

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    Greetings everyone. It's been a few days using my new TB '13 MBP and have been loving it so far, no technical issues so far (apart from a very small chip below the trackpad, but since my MBP is specially specced I don't have the time to return and wait for another one, and it's a very minor flaw anyways. Otherwise it's been a wonderful experience typing and running PS and LR on it). So I've been looking at reviews and hearing others saying that the AV multiport from Apple have not been working well, apparently some are waiting for a software fix. Currently I have a HDMI to thunderbolt 2 adapter from Amazon that worked for my 2012 MBP (connected to a Dell SE2717H monitor) that I normally use. Should I wait until issues are resolved and more USBC to HDMI adapters are more common to make a purchase? And is this considered a software issue? I heard about Apple changing up some input and output portions for the USB-C ports, but I am not too knowledgeable on that, if anyone can explain that would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. xmlninja macrumors regular

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    if you want hdmi, get usb-c to hdmi 2.0 and make sure its speced at 4k 60hz. if the box doesnt say 60hz its most likely 4k at 30hz. Apples own hdmi adapters for usb-c only get you 30hz.

    if you want displayport, make sure you get usb-c to displayport/minidisplayport adapter. DONT get usb-c/thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter. thunderbolt 2 has same connector as mini dp but wont give you 4k at 60hz with the new macbook pro, this is a common missunderstanding.
     
  3. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    Not sure why @xmlninja is talking about 4K there, given your monitor is only 1080p.

    I use the Apple USB-C AV Adapter -> HDMI at work on a 1080p monitor and do occasionally experience crashes when attempting to wake my 12" MacBook. Not managed to work out exactly what steps cause it. At home, I run a 4K monitor using native USB-C and have had no issues.

    As you've mentioned, there's a whole load of people having issues with external monitors right now - it does appear to be firmware/software issues.
     
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