Mini Displayport adapters now on Monoprice for cheap

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by atsang, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. atsang macrumors member

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    I love how monoprice makes any adapter or cable super cheap. I did chat with one of their reps and they said they've been flooded with requests to make these for macbooks.

    Mini Display Port to DVI Adapter - $15.20 - Estimated Time Arrival: 1/16/2009

    Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter - $13.30 - Estimated Time Arrival: 1/16/2009
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    So where's the Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter?

    Where's the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter?
     
  3. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    You beat me to it, I'm surprised to see these before a MDP to DP and vice versa.

    I don't think MDP to HDMI is electrically possible in a passive converter.
     
  4. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    I can't see why it wouldn't be possible. The MDP to DVI adapter works, and HDMI is basically DVI+audio+hdcp.

    All I want is a MDP to DP adapter from apple, which carries the signal in it's entirety, because there will be mass market adapters to go from DP to everything else all over the market soon.
     
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  6. cryonic49 macrumors member

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    MDP extension?! MDP to HDMI?!!! AHHHHHHH

    (Please release them already, please)
     
  7. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    You know, that is a really, really good point! Minidisplay port to HDMI should be cake, it's HDMI output to a display port IN that gets complicated.
     
  8. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    Wouldn't adding HDCP require more than just a passive adapter?
     
  9. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Monoprice is great. Got a mini-dvi to hdmi AND dvi adapter (splitter) for less than $20.
    For my early 08 MB.
     
  10. TBi macrumors 68030

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    I'm pretty sure HDCP is part of the Display Port specifications.
     
  11. McCarron macrumors regular

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    Just wish they'd come out with an adapter to use the new LED Cinema Display with a MacPro. Don't see why that's impossible, just need the female Mini Display Port and a conversion to the DVI on the other end.
     
  12. Jookbox macrumors 6502

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    does anyone have any info on this? my company bought me a mac pro and two of the new cinema displays which are now collecting dust. i've never been this annoyed at apple.
     
  13. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Shouldn't you be annoyed at yourself for not reading the spec sheets properly? The Mac Pro doesn't come with compatible (currently) outputs for those new 24" cinema displays. Even the displays themselves say they are only compatible with mini-DP. It's not apples fault that you got the wrong things.
     
  14. McCarron macrumors regular

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    While they did order the wrong thing, you aren't helping by calling them out on it. They may have just made an assumption, like I'm sure MANY have, that the new display would work on any other Mac.

    It's Apple's fault for not making adapters to make it backwards compatible, which should be a snap. I would have bought it day one if that were the case. They should also add a disclaimer online when you try to order it with other machines to make sure it's known what it works with.
     
  15. TBi macrumors 68030

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    I just don't understand why they are "collecting dust" and not returned for a refund/replacement stating it wasn't clear that they wouldn't work with the Mac Pro?
     
  16. McCarron macrumors regular

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    Agreed completely, I'd return them before the 30 day window passes, and then repurchase compatible ones or wait til adapters come out. More returns may make Apple want to get an adapter out.
     
  17. menu macrumors newbie

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    Both of these are excellent posts, however I do not completely understand them. My question is there is NO current adapter available that I may purchase to run a MAC Mini on my Polariod HDMI Television? Correct? Please help to clarify this adapter thread. Thank you! I was thinking about buying a Mini so that I may use it for travel (going to load Parrelles (spelling?) or Boot Camp on it, so that I may be able to run Quickkbooks Pro on it. I bought a yucky Delll last year for my company and do not like getting the "blue screen" issues.

    Anyway, I already own a MAC laptop (husband's) and an iMAC (mine). Any help would be appreciated. Wishing everyone a great 2009!
     
  18. McCarron macrumors regular

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    This thread is about the new MiniDisplayPort for the newest MacBook line of laptops and adapters needed to put those to HDMI.

    What you'd want for the Mac Mini is this cable:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10231&cs_id=1023104&p_id=2505&seq=1&format=2

    You may also use that cable with your Mac laptop or iMac with the proper adapter for your model Mac.
     
  19. menu macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so very much for your help! I will see what I can do about puchasing ANOTHER computer for the company, one that will be compatile with traveling and will be able to plug into hotel televisions for computer use on the go, with the proper cord adapter. I am pretty sure they would not what to lug around a moniter (especially a CRT). We already have a MAC laptop but need that silly PC based program loaded for use some of the time (like the accounting program).

    If I have more questions I'll post them then. Thanks again!!!
     
  20. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    No, you can easily purchase a DVI to HDMI converter and run your Mac Mini on an HDMI TV.

    You may have issues with overscan or underscan depending on your specific TV, but it will work as long as you are using standard HDTV resolutions (480p, 720p, 1080i)
     
  21. menu macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your reply to my question. I hope I purchase the correct cable. I am thinking about buying:
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/TR843LL/A#overview
    Our television in the front room is a:3211-TLXB: 32" HD Widescreen LCD TV with Digital ATSC Tuner

    I hope I configured this post correctly, was trying to create web link...but I probably did it incorectly. Anyway, I am learning a lot (as I always do) here on maccrummors.

    Thank you everyone for all your help. I am looking forward to any update the MAC has to offer on the Minis. I think the release will happen AFTER January 12th. LOL Of course any day after the 12th is a possibility-just being silly since there are so many predicitions on the release date. Take care!.
     
  22. McCarron macrumors regular

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    I would doubt any MacMini updates this month, they'll probably announce new ones next month or even later.

    As far as cables, yes that one would work fine, but as akm3 said overscan may be an issue. With overscan you may not be able to see the dock or the menu bar.

    So it may be better to get a VGA cable and DVI-VGA adapter and use your TV's VGA d-sub port (which I see it has). Most TVs will automatically adjust this input for Overscan issues, while with the HDMI input it wont adjust for this and sometimes the Mac Display Properties doesn't give you the "overscan" option for whatever reason.
     
  23. fuzzycuffs macrumors member

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    Are they available yet? They're still not for order.

    I put my email address in but haven't received anything.
     
  24. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    Monoprice updated the site to say the ETA is in April. I can't afford to wait that long so I just ordered the normal Apple adapter. :mad:
     

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