The main reason I think, some TV's dont have TOSLINK inputs, or they ignore the audio coming in from the RCA inputs (in other words they look for the audio in the HDMI cable).Not really sure why it's so important to carry audio via HDMI.. Digital audio out with $5 TOSLINK cable has the same end result..
Don't there's any advantage. This adapter is mainly aimed at those who don't have a Home Receiver who connect to a TV only.Anyone know the technical advantages/disadvantages between toslink and this adapter? Aside from the 1 cable instead of 2? Audio formats/quality etc.
I think the most practical option for audio to the TV would be to simply use a stereo mini-plug -> 2 RCA cable to connect the analog stereo signal from your mac to the TV.Need some help from audio experts :
I have a miniDP to HDMI cable connecting my MBP to my HDTV (LG 32LF11).
What is the best option for audio? Should I buy 'Mini Displayport + USB audio to HDMI Adapter' or will a toslink cable work? I have no idea if my TV has toslink option.
My TV audio specs :
Speaker(s) 2 x Right/left channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Surround Mode Yes
Sound Effects SRS TruSurround XT
Audio Controls Bass , Treble , Balance , Sound mode
Output Power / Total 20 Watt
Additional Features Balance control , Bass & treble control , Auto volume adjustment , Invisible Speaker System
Thanks a lot!
Thanks a lot! I finally ordered it. I don't care about digital audio really given that I will be watching streaming video for the most part. I just saw the dolby logo on my HDTV and thought Toslink would do good but my TV has no toslink input!I think the most practical option for audio to the TV would be to simply use a stereo mini-plug -> 2 RCA cable to connect the analog stereo signal from your mac to the TV.
My 52" Samsung LCD (LN52A650) doesn't have a toslink input (only an output). All the non-HDMI sound inputs are analog stereo. I'm guessing that's pretty typical, even for high-end TV's. There isn't much need for a multi-channel digital audio input on the TV since it only has a single pair of speakers.
Once again, I think that fancy adapter simply improves aesthetics by providing a single-wire connection to the TV.
according to the specs this cable is supposed to support LPCM and DTS MA/Dolby true HD.There's a more expensive yet better adapter made..
The signal when coming through HDMI vs VGA is way better. I can easily see it on my 32" 1080p Samsung. It's great. I connect an HDMI and a Dynex Y RCA cable for audio. It's fine enough for me considering that I do not play Blu-ray rips and Mac OS X doesn't support Blu-ray playing.I am hooking my 47" 1080p LCD tv to my aluminum MacBook. I have a MDP>VGA adapter that I have used to connect the tv to the MacBook at 1920x1080 resolution. How much difference would there be with this MDP>hdmi adapter over VGA?
In terms of video I mean. I understand that this would reduce it to one cable rather than 2 when considering audio.
I apologize for the caps, but I feel it is required...according to the specs this cable is supposed to support LPCM and DTS MA/Dolby true HD.
I find that hard to believe since it gets the audio from the mini-jack which I didn't think supported those audio formats naively. Someone chime in if I am wrong..
I wish I checked a little better when I ordered my displayport to HDMI cable last week from Monoprice. I would rather have gotten the one that supports audio as well. Currently I use an iMac to record TV shows. I send the video to the TV and audio via TOSLINK to the receiver. I would prefer to remove the received from the equation and just got both video and audio to the TV.
That sucks, they should at least offer you a refund or credit. I think the other Kanex USB+HDMI model is even worse so I don't think you really want that... it's only two channel audio... not even 5.1.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.)
Well, I can think of two reasons.Not really sure why it's so important to carry audio via HDMI.. Digital audio out with $5 TOSLINK cable has the same end result..