MBA MiniDP capabilities

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by benjaminbr, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. benjaminbr macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2008
    I'm pretty sure I'm going to get an 11" w/ 4GB but was curious about the the display port. Supposedly it supports audio and USB correct? I have a 24" screen that doubles as a USB Hub/Card reader and also a stand alone a surround sound system (which accepts optical, coax and rca). Theoretically I would like to have one adapter that funnels USB, DVI and 5.1 audio from the MiniDP to their respective systems for his and her docking pleasure. Do I/will I have any options or am I dreaming to big?
  2. elwood58 macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2010
    As far as I can tell, audio only passes through the MiniDP via an HDMI connection.
  3. benjaminbr thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2008
    Aha, my mistake. I remembered reading that DP supports USB data (which it can) and elsewhere that previous MacBooks were sending audio over USB to the cinema display instead of DP. Somehow my brain thought that audio was going via USB via DP, which is why I thought USB was supported but audio over HDMI (w/ adapter) was not. I had not actually physically seen how a MBs connected to the Apple Display.

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