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

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  1. ghileman macrumors regular

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  2. ghileman thread starter macrumors regular

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    just found this comment in the Home Theatre forum

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=799536

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

    DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THAT COMPANY!!!

    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

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    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.

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5969&seq=1&format=2

    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
     
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  5. mdgolom macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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    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?
     
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