Mini Displayport 1.1 Male and USB Male Audio to HDMI® Female Converting Adapter
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.