The Mini DisplayPort (Mini DP) is a miniaturized version of the DisplayPort audio-visual digital interface. It functions identically and signals to DisplayPort, but uses a smaller, non-locking connector.
ThunderboltTM technology was introduced by Apple and is used on Mac now. It can output video and audio by utilizing the Mini DisplayPort.
Cable Matters Gold Plated DisplayPort (ThunderboltTM Port Compatible) to HDMI Cable offers you a very convenient way to connect a computer with a Mini DP or ThunderboltTM to a HDMI enabled display.
Plug and select the appropriate HDMI channel to play.
This cable is NOT compatible with Macs before 2008 that have Mini-DVI. Please check your port before purchase.
For Mac users:
The Mac OS system uses the external HDTV as an extension. You have to drag your window on the desktop all the way to cross your display edge to display the window on your external HDTV. Alternatively, you may set the external HDTV to a mirror display as your Macbook monitor. You may use your Command+F1 to activate mirror display. Or you can also slowly set your Mac to mirror display via Display Preference Panes:
Macbooks made before April 13, 2010 will not output audio. This does not pertain to the purchase date, but the manufacturer date by Apple. Please follow this procedure to find if your Macbook supports audio via Mini DisplayPort:
For Window users:
The Windows OS uses the external HDTV as an extension. You have to drag your window on the desktop all the way to cross your display edge to display the window on your external HDTV. Alternatively, you may set the external HDTV to a mirror display as your main screen.
Note: if you cannot see the additional monitor(s) listed, click Detect. If does not work, try restarting your computer and do step 1 to 2 again.
For the audio, please set the proper device as your main playback device:
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Last updated: 28 Sep, 2015