Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter legit?

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  1. sportguy0913 macrumors 6502

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    I found on eBay a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. Does this work with the MacBook Pro (Mid-2009 13" model)? If so, will my MBP support our 50" Toshiba DLP HDTV? (720p)
     
  2. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    Which adapter are you exactly talking about?

    This is the one I got from monoprice, and works great with my home theater:

    http://bit.ly/GNWnj
     
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Don't sweat it w/ eBay. Just go direct to monoprice.com. They are the originators of this adapter and have low prices and fast shipping. The adapter (at least the one they sell, I can't vouch for the one on eBay) works as advertised. In fact, same or better build quality than Apple's own MDP adapters.
     
  4. kindtampa macrumors newbie

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    I got the mini displayport to HDMI from monoprice. Works great. I also JUST ordered the mini displayport to DVI. Make sure you get the mini DISPLAYPORT. The mini or mini DVI won't work, but look VERY similar.
     
  5. macbkpro macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a mini displayport to HDMI adapter. After connected to Aquos 52" LCD HDTV along with a HDMI cable, nothing happened to me. I tried System preferences -> displays -> detect displays, but it didn't do anything. When I switched to Windows (I have dual boot), I was able to see pictures on the TV but only after enabling 2nd display. The resolution was not correct either (about 2/3 of the screen).

    Did you have to do some configuration in order for the macbook to start using the outside display? I have a late 2008 15" Macbook Pro by the way.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  6. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure your MBP is outputting in a resolution that the TV can support.
     
  7. uv23 macrumors 6502

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    I got mine from monoprice, along with an unbelievably cheap hdmi cable and they work like a charm. I will never buy an overpriced name brand hdmi cable again. $4-$7 vs $40-$80? Seriously...
     
  8. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Monoprice is developing a Mini Displayport + USB Audio to HDMI adapter for about $38.

    It is NOT available yet
     
  9. MBP09 macrumors member

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    This i'm interested...
     
  10. theodk macrumors newbie

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    Got a link or something for that? Sounds very interesting :)
     
  11. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Found it! This is going to be slick, of course I already own the HDMI adapter and really wish somehow Apple would make it work but I might pick up one of these new ones, I'm not sure though as it does take up a USB port.

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...28&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5969&seq=1&format=6#faq

    Worth noting is it says it is 6ft, so I wonder if it's actually going to be a cable and not just an adapter.
     
  12. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    That is LEGIT. I love Monoprice. I cringe when I'm in a pinch and need to buy HDMI cables for more than $5-10. How do they do it? :)
     
  13. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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  14. mynamesreallong macrumors member

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    Wow cant wait for that to come out! Just got the mini disp to hdmi and works like a charm
     
  15. theodk macrumors newbie

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    Great, thanks alot!

    I will definatly be looking into getting one of these when/if they ship. Now I just need to find a way around Monoprices very high shipping charges to Denmark!
     
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  18. virilep macrumors member

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    I've been waiting for this for a while. .. finally. I hope the quality is comparable.
     
  19. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    Now the question is...will it have 5.1 surround sound?
     

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