Monoprice Saves: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapters now available

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Praise be to he who provides Chinese copies of simple cables: the Monoprice Mini DisplayPort adapters, as used on the new MacBooks, are now available for around $13: Mini DisplayPort to DVI (Compared to $30 for Apple’s); Mini DisplayPort to VGA ($18); and the long-awaited Mini DisplayPort to HDMI, which Apple does not even make.

Relatedly, have you seen the bad reviews for the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter on Apple’s site? Sounds like those might be lemons. (I like Mini DisplayPort, too; I just hate paying out the nose for cables and adapters.)

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4 Responses to Monoprice Saves: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapters now available

  1. Anonymous says:

    I just received mine in the mail today. The MonoPrice packaging looks virtually identical to that of the Apple adapters, except they use silver background rather than white (and no Apple logo). I’d speculate they’ll be sold at Apple soon.

    While the mini-DisplayPort adapter carries the video via HDMI from my MacBook Pro, it does not carry audio. In addition, I cannot get my 2 Samsung TVs (ln-5271f and brand new ln-32B530) to use the analog audio when the HDMI-1 port is used. They both work fine with the VGA adapter.

    Ugh. Bad on Apple….and Samsung.

  2. Anonymous says:

    But still no Mini to Full-sized DisplayPort adapter (which is what I need).

  3. dhuff says:

    Monoprice is great! Never had an issue with any cable/adapter I’ve bought from them. And it’s oh so refreshing to not be fscked over price-wise…

  4. GeekMan says:

    All these competing digital video technologies are a conspiracy to sell adapters.

    Remember, you heard it here first.

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