Anyone found a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable/adapter yet?

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  1. RelievedSimplet macrumors member

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    Hello,
    Just wondering about the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables existance yet? I've been looking around everywhere since I bought my MBP with nothing to show for it. If anyone's found one that'd be great. The best thing I've found so far is the fact that MonoPrice plans on carrying them, but not until somewhere around the end of January 2009. If anyone has any better info than this, it'd be greatly appreciated.
    -RS
     
  2. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    just get a dvi to hdmi cable and a mini-dvi to dvi adaptor
     
  3. RelievedSimplet thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I know, I already purchased the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter and had a spare DVI->HDMI cable around, but I'd prefer to have one, 6-12foot Mini DisplayPort -> HDMI cable, rather than a couple cables with a thick adapter in the middle due to the wiring management system I use.
     
  4. klooney macrumors regular

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    I presume you could also go mini display port to display port, then display port to hdmi which would preserve audio
     
  5. fathom macrumors newbie

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    ...which would be great if there was such a thing as a mini-displayport-to-displayport adapter. I have a monitor with a displayport input, but as far as I can tell, there's currently no way to make this connection.
     
  6. masse macrumors 6502a

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    I can't believe there is still no cable for this. I'm close to buying MDP to DVI and DVI to HDMI.

    Very annoying, sorry to bump an old thread but christ...how long does something like this take?
     
  7. crazyrog17 macrumors regular

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    I read that the apple's mini-displayport doesn't support audio.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The CABLE doesn't; the PORT does.
     
  9. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    The port DOES, or the port CAN? I was under the impression that the display port standard is capable of supporting sound, but no one knows if Apple enabled it on on the MacBooks.
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Mini DisplayPort in the MacBook family has the ability to output sound. The cables just don't... yet.
     
  11. scottuf macrumors 6502

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    there was rumor that monoprice.com was going to make a cable. i emailed them last week and they said they still don't have a possible release date.:(
     
  12. crazyrog17 macrumors regular

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    I wonder if the new LED Cinema Display takes audio from USB or the mini-displayport.
     
  13. TheCakeIsALie macrumors regular

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    anybody tried using the mini displayport to dvi, then dvi to hdmi adapter? does it work on hdtvs? only picture or with audio? going to try next week but it'll be nice if somebody could give me a heads up, thx.
     
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    Are they just going to manufacture an adaptor, because it would be nice to just have a 6'- 12' wire.
     
  16. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    Any proof of this?
     
  17. J71 macrumors member

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    Not sure and the would be nice I am just glad an adapter is coming out. I do have a spare HDMI cable but it's only 3' long. :eek:
     
  18. klooney macrumors regular

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    ordered mine on Monday from monoprice, should be here by friday, I'll let everyone know how it works!
     
  19. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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    Cheers.
     
  20. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

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    Mini Port to HDMI

    Mine arrived today. Works great.
     
  21. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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    Does it carry sound?
     
  22. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

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    Mini to HDMI

    No sound. I connected an opical to my stereo and it was great. Maybe they will enable sound for the port later if possible.
     
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  24. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know whether the issue of no sound is a software one which Apple can update with a software or firmware release, or is it a hardware limitation of the current models of computers?
     

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