Mini Display Port to HDMI

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by petz0ldt, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. petz0ldt macrumors member

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    Has anyone heard any news on a mini displayport to HDMI adapter? I know that there have been a couple companies (monoprice.com) that have promised this adapter by the end of January 2009 but I just got a 22 inch lcd tv for Christmas and want to hook my unibody mbp to it.
     
  2. masse macrumors 6502a

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    As someone who resently bought an LCD tv I'm also waiting for this. There are 2 things I refuse to buy from apple: connectors and media content.
     
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    The 'mini displayport' is actually a MiniDVI and so what you need is a MiniDVI to HDMI cable, of which Ebay has thousands.
     
  4. DeanCorp macrumors member

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    No. Mini Display Port is actually Mini Display Port. Mini DVI is Mini DVI :)

    Mini Display Port = Unibody Late 2008 MacBook, Macbook Pro, MacBook Air.

    Mini DVI = iMac, MacBook (White or Black)

    I believe a Mini-display port to HDMI does not exist as of writing this reply.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Uhhh... no, in fact. They're two completely different ports and technologies.
     
  6. Yaris macrumors regular

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    Would it be possible to use the miniDP to DVI adapter and then a DVI to HDMI adapter?
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes. You won't get audio.
     
  8. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Yes that will work, but you need to run sound separately. You may also experience overscan problems; the overscan checkbox that would have appeared on the previous generation Macbook apparently no longer shows up with the new ones; this may or may not pose an issue in your case.
     
  9. 156457 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not happy paying £29 for a cable from Apple. I can't wait for a cheap MiniDP to HDMI so i can hook it up to my 40" beauty.
     
  10. Capla macrumors newbie

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    Well; I bought a 22 inch full HD screen for my MacBook which included a standard DVI-cable.. yeah, €29 ain't cheap but the end result is a gorgeous full HD screen on which games and movies look great..

    Btw, the only 'real' difference between DVI and HDMI is the included audio in the latter; picture quality is really the same. So if you have a DVI port on your tv, a mini display-port to dvi adapter will suffice.
     
  11. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Well we can only hope more of those companies will license it from Apple sooner than later.
     

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