Mini DIV to HDMI w/USB audio Cable Adapter

minardi

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Hello,

I am looking for a Mini DIV to HDMI w/USB audio Cable Adapter to connect a iMac 2007 (displayport do not carry audio on this model) to a SONY Video receiver using an HDMI connection. I have found several but they don't have the correct type of Mini displayport plug (they all have the newer one). Example of what I found but with the wrong mini displayport plug:

http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Adapter-Apple®-MacBook-MacBook®/dp/B003LVJTNE

I am seeking one with that type of plug:

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/1814/prisedvi.jpg

Any help finding a solution would be greatly appreciated.
 
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What you have is called "Mini DVI", as you almost stated in your thread title. But you seem to call it Mini Display Port.
I don't know of any "Mini DVI to HDMI adapter with audio over USB". That is what I come up with on Monoprice.com.
Mini DVI
Mini DVI is a digital common interface on the later G4 12" PowerBook, on Intel iMacs till 2009 and on the white and black pre-Unibody MacBooks and on Intel Mac minis before they changed the design to Unibody.
Mini DVI adapters can be bought online from:

Also of interest: "Mini DVI, what it is and how to capture it"
Mini DisplayPort (MDP) / Thunderbolt
Mini DisplayPort is the current digital standard on all current Macs to transfer video to an external display or TV. It has been introduced in 10/2008 with the release of the Unibody MacBook and MacBook Pros and has gradually been adopted on all other Macs.
MDP is capable of transmitting video, and since 2010, audio too. MDP is a miniaturised version of DisplayPort. It is also license free and can support resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600, which Mini DVI and Micro DVI are not able to do.
Since 2011, all Macs come with a Thunderbolt port, which is meant for fast data transfer and also as means to connect to an external display device to mirror or extend the Mac's screen.
To learn more about Thunderbolt (TB) and its compatibility with Mini DisplayPort (MDP): Introducing Thunderbolt
MDP adapters can be bought online from:
MDP to VGA adapter from Apple
MDP to DVI adapter from Apple
MDP to Dual-Link-DVI adapter from Apple

Moshi Mini DP to HDMI Adapter with Audio Support adapter from the Apple Online Store

Mini DisplayPort + USB to Dual-Link DVI adapter from Monoprice
Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter from Monoprice
Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter from Monoprice
Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter from Monoprice - *NOTE* This product does NOT support audio for Macs that outputs audio through the Mini DisplayPort.
Mini Displayport Male and USB Male/Toslink Audio to HDMI Female Converting adapter from Monoprice
Mini Displayport Male and USB Male Audio to HDMI Female Converting adapter from Monoprice - *NOTE* Will only support 2 channel stereo. Will not support 5.1 Dolby Surround like the above adapter.

Mini DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort Cables from Monoprice
Mini DisplayPort to VGA Cables from Monoprice
Mini DisplayPort to DVI Cables from Monoprice
Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cables from Monoprice

Also of interest: "What is "Mini DisplayPort"? Is it an industry-standard? How is it different from or better than Mini-DVI and Micro-DVI?"
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minardi

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Aug 29, 2008
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What you have is called "Mini DVI", as you almost stated in your thread title. But you seem to call it Mini Display Port.
I don't know of any "Mini DVI to HDMI adapter with audio over USB". That is what I come up with on Monoprice.com.
@simsaladimbamba

Thanks. But my issue with the Monoprice adapter (and from other sources) is the adapter doesn't carry the audio (there is no audio on the mini DVI of this model). So I need an adapter that would get the audio from the USB and the video signal from the Mini DVI plug and convert these two in a HDMI signal. This is what's hard to find.

Such adapter as I just described exist but for the newer DVI configuration as it can be seen here:
http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Adapte.../dp/B003LVJTNE
 
Nov 28, 2010
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28
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@simsaladimbamba

Thanks. But my issue with the Monoprice adapter (and from other sources) is the adapter doesn't carry the audio (there is no audio on the mini DVI of this model). So I need an adapter that would get the audio from the USB and the video signal from the Mini DVI plug and convert these two in a HDMI signal. This is what's hard to find.

Such adapter as I just described exist but for the newer DVI configuration as it can be seen here:
http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Adapte.../dp/B003LVJTNE
Mini DVI is NOT the same as Mini DisplayPort, it is an entirely different interface, which Apple introduced late 2008 with their new unibody Macs and then subsequently introduced on all their other Macs.
Mini DVI is just a custom port, formed after the DVI interface (which can transfer audio, if it is employed, but Apple chose not to).
Look at the two quotes about Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort I provided to learn the difference.

Anyway, I understand, that what you look for is a bit hard to find, thus you might need to look for an adapter or converter box, which takes DVI or HDMI and audio (3.5 mm TRS or RCA) input and gives out one single HDMI output.
Or you could check, if your "Sony video receiver" accepts audio via analog input (3.5 mm TRS or RCA) and video via HDMI and can combine them, as I don't know of any adapter, that does it like the MDP / USB to HDMI adapter.


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minardi

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GREAT! That is the solution. Many many thanks. The DVI & R/L Stereo Audio to HDMI® Converter is the golden key to make it happen! Yeah!!

Again thank you!
 

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@jsm4182: Just completed the installation with the recommended cables and adapter. Works great! The iMac in my basement office is now connected to my cinema projector in family room. The iMac is controlled remotely with my iPhone / iTouch using Rowmote!

Again, many thanks.
 
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