USB C to HDMI Adapter

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  1. smfinlay macrumors member

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    I've been looking for a USB C to HDMI adapter that actually works and is reasonably priced. Searching Amazon results in a number of different options with some reviews specifically stating if they work with the new MacBook Pro or not.

    I want to get an idea from those that already have the new MacBook Pro, what USB C to HDMI adapter are you using?
     
  2. AnatomyProf macrumors newbie

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    I'm interested too. With just 2 ports on the non-touch something with a usb too seems important. Ive seen very few that support 60hz above 1080p. How bad would a 24" 1080p monitor be. I think 1080p is more than necessary for most conference projectors as some are still vga.
     
  3. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not going to buy anything right away. I want to wait until HDMI/USB C alt-mode cables are available. It will get rid of the adapter portion which will make for a smaller cable overall.
     
  4. geachy92 macrumors regular

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    I'm waiting for that too, but wasn't that announced in September and we still haven't seen anything from it?
     
  5. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Ya, I'm not expecting anything until CES in January. After that we should see them hitting the market from several manufacturers.
     
  6. geachy92 macrumors regular

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    I hope it isn't that long. I'd hoped the new MBP being only USB-C would be enough to kick manufacturers into gear. There are a lot of potential customers right now with few (if any) GOOD alternatives.
     
  7. Hyloba macrumors 6502

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    I have a 1440p monitor, and it is capable of outputting that resolution at 60Hz through hdmi. Will those amazon dongles not support this resolution at 60Hz?
     
  8. RByers8252 macrumors regular

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    I picked up the apple adapter with a USB charge port, hdmi, and USB A port with my MacBook to hold me over. I also have the base 13" and have dual 1080p monitors at my work desk. I found one dock with dual hdmi outputs but it's $180 so I'll pass for now. Debating on picking up one of the $20-25 ones from Amazon to try until a dual hdmi adapter is released.
     
  9. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    what is the problem with apple adapter or google adapter?
     
  10. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I believe the Apple adapter only supports 30hz for 4K monitors.
     
  11. SurfaceBookUser macrumors member

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    The Club3D ones seem to be really great quality. I got the DisplayPort one myself but they make an HDMI one too. I paid about $30 CAD.
     
  12. Hyloba macrumors 6502

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    To me the problem is 60€. No way am I going to spend 60€ for a dongle which main purpose is to connect my laptop to my monitor and tv.
     
  13. kamran1998 macrumors member

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    I have been using the Trendnet USB-C adapter and I had no issues with it. My quick review:

     
  14. Hyloba macrumors 6502

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    Can you test 1440p resolution at 60Hz?
     
  15. jitgill macrumors member

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    I use the J5 Create JCA374 USB-C Multi Adapter. It has 4K HDMI, Ethernet, 2 USB-3 ports and also uses a power pass-though so you only use up 1 USB-C/TB on the MBP. I love this thing, its small and I only have to un-plug 1 port when I head out.

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  17. psik macrumors 6502

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    my internet on my 2017 macbook pro stops working as soon as i plug this in and macbook power into it...any ideas?
     
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  19. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    I've been using a USB-C to HDMI 4K 60Hz cable I got in China for about £10, can't find it to link to but it'll be rebranded somewhere in the west (I remember the marketing had 4K x 2K on it which I thought was odd). Point is they exist. Any straight cable should in theory be a better solution than an adapter box, especially if it's a cheap thing off eBay.

    It has no branding on the cable but looks like this:

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    Here's one on Amazon that looks very similar https://www.amazon.co.uk/CHOETECH-T...qid=1500100779&sr=8-18&keywords=hdmi+to+usb+c quite bulky HDMI end so it's got some electronics in it at least.
     
  20. Shamgar macrumors regular

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    I've been using an Anker adapter with my MBP. Not very expensive, and no issues getting it to run 4k60 as advertised.
     
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