new 17" to hdmi

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  1. itsmed macrumors regular

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  2. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard doubling up on the converters might not work.

    But monoprice has a direct mini diplayport to HDMI adapter for you for less than $10:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2

    Also if you want audio you need an audio cable since mini displayport doesn't carry audio. If you have a surround sound system with optical input:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...d=1022902&p_id=1557&seq=1&format=1#largeimage
    a bit over $2.

    I don't know if they ship to UK but there's probably a uk seller for the hdmi adapter(definitely for the audio), if not there's always ebay.
     
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    Mini Display Port does actually carry audio as well, but I do not know if that audio is also converted through that adapter to HDMI as well
     
  5. itsmed thread starter macrumors regular

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    im in the uk i cant get that mini diplayport to HDMI here :mad:
     
  6. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it COULD, but Apple's don't. Weither a firmware update or something could fix it idk, but for the time being it doesn't and there is no way around it besides to run the audio seperetly.
     
  7. aaronearles macrumors newbie

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    MDP > DVI > HDMI through two adapters works fine for me on my TV
     
  8. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a

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    so displayport dvi connected to dvi/hdmi cable WILL allow BOTH SOUND AND VISUAL?
     
  9. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    No, DVI can never carry sound.

    The best solution is the MonoPrice adapter and run seperate audio cables.
     
  10. Conversion macrumors member

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    Does someone know a place which sells the MDP to HDMI adapter and ships it to european countries?
    On monoprice they take $28.91 for the shipping plus the $9.75 for the adapter. That's a lot too much.
     
  11. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a

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    but, you'll pay for an overpriced macbook pro with outdated hardware?

    ...i kid...i kid. ;)
     
  12. Conversion macrumors member

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    Well, not everybody is lucky enough to live in The United States.
    I'd just paid $2600 for the new MBP 2.66GHz and that's with 8% discount. Talking about a rip-off. ;)

    But if I ordered it for almost $40, it's very likely it would be taken by the customs and then I would have to pay an additional 25% and 12% of the price plus a fee in about $30. Yes, that sucks.
    But I'm going to NY next month. If I can't find it online for a reasonable price, I guess I'll have to wait and buy it then :(
     
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    I hope some company will realize that consumers don't want an ugly adaptor on their desk next to their amazingly stylish Apple laptop soon and release a full mini displayport to hdmi cable. I don't like adaptors because they are so much bulkier than a cable.
     
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  16. itsmed thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea thanks i ordered it hope i get it before my mbp arrives :D
     
  17. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    www.monoprice.com sells a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI or Mini DVI to HDMI. Works great and it's less expensive than Apple.
     
  18. itsmed thread starter macrumors regular

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    i live in Ireland so i got one on ebay its the only place has them here.
     

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