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Mini DisplayPort 1.1 Video + S/PDIF (Toslink) Digital Optical Audio to HDMI® Converter
Connect your mini DisplayPort and Toslink equipped MacBook®, laptop, or PC to an HDMI® display using this Mini DisplayPort Video + S/PDIF (Toslink) Digital Optical Audio to HDMI® Converter from Monoprice.
This adapter combines the mini DisplayPort video signal and the Digital Optical (Toslink) audio signal from the 3.5mm digital audio output into an HDMI audio/video signal. The adapter supports resolutions up to 1920x1080p, up to 36-bit Deep Color (12-bits per channel), and high-definition, multichannel audio, including DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby TrueHD™. The adapter is powered using an available USB port. Note that this is not bidirectional and therefore will NOT convert HDMI video to mini DisplayPort.
- 28" cable length
- Supports resolutions up to 1920x1080p
- Supports up to 12-bit per channel (36-bit total) Deep Color
- Support uncompressed 2-channel and 5.1-channel LPCM audio
- Supports compressed 5.1-channel audio, such as DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD
Note for Mac® Mini users using dual monitors: There is an unresolved issue with using both the mini-DVI and Mini DisplayPort video outputs at the same time. When the mini-DVI cable is disconnected, the Mini DisplayPort output ceases to function, causing the display to show an "unsupported format" error. The solution is to use the mini-DVI output for the main display and the Mini DisplayPort output for the secondary display.
HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
Apple, Mac, and MacBook are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
DTS is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
PROS: Works well - just as advertised.
CONS: Requires three computer port connections, but that is merely because of the older iMac's limitations. Newer iMac's should be able to use the simpler adapter (Product ID 5311).
PROS: Everything needed for non HDMI equipped macbooks to display on TV monitors..
CONS: Lacks informative instructions and data.
PROS: Works with my '09 MacBook Pro 13"! Audio + video converted to HDMI! Supports Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound!
CONS: No cons for this device. Just a con of the '09 MacBook Pro in that it does not convert audio to HDMI via the MiniDisplay port
PROS: Works amazingly well. No issues with a 2009 Mac mini connected to a 52" Samsung TV.
CONS: A little expensive.
but I'd like to give you guys an fyi.
The toslink Cable has small plastic caps on each end of it. REMOVE THIS.. before you try to jam the toslink cable into the adapter. For a few minutes I couldn't figure out why the toslink cable wasn't going in.. then I had to look up online to learn that I had to remove the small transparent caps at it's ends..lol.
anyways.. good product.. and very good price.
PROS: No effort to install. Plug in the cables and go.
CONS: The red light is kind of annoying.
What's a little irritating is that the image on the TV is now slightly overscanned - you lose a very small amount of the image at all sides.. Using the previous (non-audio) HDMI connection, the image was perfectly sized to the screen. Somehow this device is interfering with my LG TV's ability to correctly negotiate screen size with the Mac.
The Displays control panel on the Mac now has an "Overscan" check-box, which didn't appear before. Unchecking the box shrinks the image so you can see the whole thing, but then it displays inside a wide black border.
So the options are either a slightly-too-big screen image, or a much-too-small screen image. The slightly-too-big one is not terrible, so i'm going with that, because the addition of the audio feed is a huge improvement.
So not a huge complaint, just a quibble. But clearly some combinations of MacMini and TV will not set the screen size exactly right.
PROS: Easy to connect
Works as described
CONS: Image is slightly overscanned (at least with some combinations of Mac Mini and TV)