Connect your older Mac® without an HDMI® output to an HDMI display using this Mini DisplayPort and USB Male Audio to HDMI Adapter from Monoprice!
This adapter converts the mini DisplayPort video output to HDMI. Stereo (2-channel) audio is obtained through the USB connection and is mixed with the video to produce a complete HDMI audio/video signal.
Note that this adapter does not support more than 2-channel audio. Additionally, it is unidirectional asnd therefore cannot convert HDMI to mini DisplayPort signals. Finally, on some Macs the video connector blocks the adjacent USB port.
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The solution – (Again, for dual monitoring Mac Mini® users only) Use the mini-DVI output for your main display, and the mini display port for the secondary display. That way - disconnecting the second display (mini display port) will not affect the output on the main display (mini-DVI). This will not be an issue if you are using two monitors - and are not disconnecting your mini-DVI adapter.
|Mini Displayport 1.1 Male and USB Male Audio to HDMI® Female Converting Adapter|
|Question: Why am I not getting any sound? / Why is the sound still playing on computer speakers?|
|Answer: Using "Sound" Settings under System Preferences, or using "Audio MIDI Setup" - select the "USB Audio Device" as the audio output. This will switch the audio out from the built in speakers to the adapter.|
|Question: Why is there a black border around the image even though it says 1080p is selected?!?|
|Answer: Due to the nature of the video cards on Apple computers, the image sent out of the mini display port output will vary depending on the resolution of the native / pre-existing display. This is not a defect of the 5969 adapter. |
For example:: Using 5969 in addition to a vga monitor with a max resolution of 1024x768 (4:3 ratio) - the display port output will also be in 4:3 ratio, making a 16:9 1080p signal look condensed. Ergo, if you are using a native / external display that also accepts an HD resolution - then the 5969 video output will be in the correct 16:9 format and display "Full Screen"
|Question: My adapter and/or cables are connected to my Mac but I don’t have any picture, even though the Mac recognizes the adapter?|
|Answer: You may need to adjust the display settings on the Mac before you can see any picture on the tv. |
Try the following:
1.) Go into the System Settings
2.) Go into the Display Settings
3.) On one of the Tabs in the Display Settings Window there will be a button on the lower right hand corner that says “Detect Displays”. Click on it.
4.) On one of the other tabs in the Display Settings Window will be a list of different resolutions, such as 1920x1080. Try them all until you find one that works, it can vary from setup to setup depending on the devices.
5.) On some models of Mac’s you can disable the discrete video card. When discrete video is disable the external display does not work. Re-enabling discrete video fixes the issue. To check if it is enabled go into the system settings and it will be under the energy saver options in the upper left hand side.
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6.) Run the graphics and EFI updates.
Some firmware updates for Intel-based Macs may not be displayed automatically using Software Update. If they do not appear in Software Update, they must be manually downloaded from the Apple Downloads site. If you are unsure whether your computer needs a particular update, simply download and open the update installer. The installer will alert you if the firmware update is already installed or not needed.
|Question: When I connect the mini dvi/mini displayport adapter to my mac my wifi signal drops or completely stops working.|
|Answer: There are several things that can cause these symptoms. Try the following: |
1.) Ensure the adapter is connected and straight, not being bent or angled in any way. Having the Mac on a stand which causes the adapter to hang freely can cause issues as well.
2.) Try swapping the cable connected to the adapter.
3.) Try changing the channel of the wireless signal on your router. It may take several attempts to find one that works for your network. Some that have been reported to work the best are: Channel 1, 5, 6, and 8.
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