Minidisplayport to HDMI w/Audio on mid-2010 iMAC?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Iamthinking, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Iamthinking Suspended

    Jul 31, 2010
    Has anyone tried using their mid-2010 imac with hdmi and can confirm if audio (out) works? All the adapters seem to claim audio support with the refresh macbooks but do not mention iMAC. On the Apple store they sell a moshi adapter that lists iMAC support but specifies early-2010 models.

    Is apple deliberately crippling the new iMACs to *not* allow audio over displayport>HDMI or what is the real story?

    Some older support threads seem to talk about it working on their 2009 imacs until they upgraded to os 10.6.4. I have tried a few generic cables/adapters but they don't seem to talk audio to my receiver. Anyone had better success?


  2. ruk110 macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2010
    No it does not support audio. i have my iMac connected to a 40inch Samsung LED screen via HDMI. apple wants you to use the headphone jack output on the mac because it has optical out for clean and clear digital audio
  3. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2010
    What? HDMI is digital and it's cleaner to have one cable than two.
  4. macman05 macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2007
    I use the Moshi Mini DP to HDMI Adapter with Audio Support. I can confirm that it does output audio through my HDMI cable. :)
  5. Iamthinking thread starter Suspended

    Jul 31, 2010
    Tried a logiix display port to hdmi cable ii and it seems to work, connected to my Sony receiver.
    Oddly enough, this cable proudly proclaims "...with audio support for Spring 2010 MacBook" what's with the lack of love for the good old iMac?

    Thanks for the input from others.

  6. beejam macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2007
    I was at Microcenter the other day and the person there said they are just starting to get in the proper adapter for hdmi audio through iMacs. Just saw one listed at Meritline for $14.99 as new arrival so maybe they are trickling into the market.
  7. juicexct macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010

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