has anyone tried the Kanex displayport adapter for their receiver/HDTV setup?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ghileman, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. ghileman macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
  2. ghileman thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    just found this comment in the Home Theatre forum


    I apologize for the caps, but I feel it is required...


    I bought this adapter because at the time their product page said it supported uncompressed audio formats. After purchasing the cable, they snuck a little blog post on a subsection of the site stating that it did not. Over the weekend, they quietly changed the page to no longer reflect the uncompressed audio comments. I submitted a complaint to their site that was admittedly not worded very politely (no cursing, just complaining about being "duped" by their poor wording) and requested a swap for the USB+HDMI only model or a refund. They have refused, so I am now going through the process of filing a Better Business Bureau complaint to see if I can recoup my $78 after shipping. I'll be lucky if I see a single penny back and now I have to pay $40 to get a functional product from a reputable business (Monoprice.com is awesome and I should have known better!). Needless to say, avoid at all costs!

    ("THAT COMPANY" being Kanex - I didn't realize that both quotes didn't copy.)
  3. ghileman thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    the other option...

    can anyone speak to the audio quality difference between this monprice option and the kanex version? i certainly appreciate the cost savings but both of these are too expensive IMO.


    btw, i have pretty high quality KEF 5.1 surround sound setup. I'm not an extreme audiophile but I definitely notice and appreciate higher quality sound
  4. ghileman thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
  5. mdgolom macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2006
    I have one of Monoprice's Mini-Displayport USB adapters and it works fine. I'm taking it that you have a Late 2008 model which uses the Mini-Display instead of the Micro-DVI ports.
  6. ghileman thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    Yes. How is the sound and picture quality? I'd be playing it on a 50" HD plasma TV.
  7. stratguy22, Jan 29, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011

    stratguy22 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2009
    sorry for posting this in the wrong section again I believe it was my track pad and somehow I ended up posting this in a completely wrong discussion sorry guys!
  8. mellofello macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    If I was only worried about 2.1 audio would this be a good purchase? Or is just buying a mini display-hdmi cable the best bet?

    Does anyone have recommendations for the cables?
  9. leowyatt macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2010

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