Rocketfish MiniDP to HDMI

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  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    I just purchased a Rocketfish Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter from BestBuy and for some reason I can't find any information on this adapter from the Rocketfish website, BestBuy's site or the web. Very strange. Anyways I didn't get the one Apple rep's (Moshi) because I was given a $75 card to BBuy and free is free. My question is the Moshi says it supports full HD at 1920X1080 and the Rocketfish says 1920x1200 with no mention of HD. Should I just take it back and get the Moshi or what I have does support HD and I'm good. I would have bought the Moshi brand at BBuy but they stopped carrying it.
     
  2. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    What are you trying to d do? If it's getting a digital signal to a TV / projector than a MDP-DVI adaptor and audio out work just fine . I use a similar setup on my Mac Mini.
     
  3. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    you should be fine.. but I'll tell you that you can return that and get a much better deal from monoprice.com. Like, $10 or so for the same cable. Then you'll still have the $75 to spend.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If it supports 1920x1200, then it will support 1080p. The HD moniker is just marketing, you have to look at the numbers. Not sure how much you spent on it, but the other poster is right about the monoprice adapter. It works well and is very cheap.
     
  5. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Appreciate the tip & alust I spent $24.99. I returned it so we shall see what I get now.
     
  6. Trishul macrumors regular

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    hi, can you confirm whether this passes audio through?
     
  7. tmat macrumors newbie

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    I just bought it and connected my macbook pro to my brand new onkyo receiver which supports passthrough. Nice video but no audio. can someone help? does this device not support audio or am i doing something wrong?
     
  8. G33and macrumors newbie

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    only 2010+ apple computers include audio over MD.
     
  9. jlmoore macrumors newbie

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    problems with adapter

    I have an early 2008 mac pro. Just plugged in the adapter to my HDMI input on my TV but no signal from the Mac. The tv is recognizing that I have an HDMI cable attached but is receiving no signal. Any help appreciated
     
  10. fireitup macrumors newbie

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    adaptor issues

    I purchased the rocketfish miniDP to HDMI, I have a Samsung 50" plasma, I have a 2010 15" macbook pro. The tv is recognizing some signal I'm getting audio but no video, the tv screen is displaying the generic Mac stars desktop shot. When I select displays and (gather displays) it comes on both the Mac and the Samsung but that is the extent of my video.
    I'm confused??
    Any advice?
    Thanks.
     
  11. Copswife macrumors newbie

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    You have the display set in Extended Desktop mode. In System Preferences>Display thereshould be an Arrangement tab when you have the MacBook hooked up to the TV and both screens working. When you click the Arrangement tab do you see two monitors side by side? One of them will have a Menu Bar at the top. Just click on the Menu Bar and drag it to the second monitor. That will make the second monitor your main screen.You can now use your MacBook in Clamshell Mode with a wired or Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3131 When you disconnect from the TV your Menu Bar will automatically change back to the MacBook.
    Or if you want to work on the MacBook screen while showing it on a TV you can check the Mirror Display box on the lower left hand side of the Arrangement tab under the two monitors box.
     
  12. njsa04playa macrumors 6502

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    i have the moshi so i can only vouch for it, but it works decent!
     
  13. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    I have the Rocketfish MD -> HDMI adapter and also suffered from NO AUDIO.

    You have to go to PREFERENCES/SOUND/OUTPUT and select where you want the sound to go. In my case I selected SAMSUNG and now have audio and video over the HDMI cable.

    So far does not look like you can sound over HDMI and BUILT-IN at the same time.
     
  14. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I repurchased this yesterday for my 2011 MBP and I have no issues with audio / video. Works like a charm!
     
  15. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    This is a much better solution if you don't mind ordering online.
     

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