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Gold Plated Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt Port Compatible) to HDMI Cable

Article ID: 3
Last updated: 28 Sep, 2015

  Gold Plated Mini DisplayPort (ThunderboltTM Port Compatible) to HDMI Cable

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.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

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.


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Supports full 1080p HD digital video
  • HDCP compliant
  • Supports HDMI Deep Color 12bit per channel (36bit color depth)
  • Supports HDMI 225MHz/2.25 Gbps per channel (6.75Gbps all channel) bandwidth
  • Supports uncompressed digital LPCM 7.1, 5.1 or 2 channels and compressed digital Bit-Stream
  • Connector: Gold plated Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt male & HDMI male

INSTRUCTIONS

Plug and select the appropriate HDMI channel to play.

IMPORTANT NOTES

This cable is NOT compatible with Macs before 2008 that have Mini-DVI. Please check your port before purchase.
Macs made before 2010 are NOT able to output audio over Mini DisplayPort.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

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:

  1. With your TV connected to your Mac, Open Apple ▸ System Preferences.
  2. Select 'Displays' with its big blue screen icon
  3. Go under 'Arrangement' section
  4. Check the Mirror Displays checkbox

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:

  1. With your TV connected to your Mac, Open Apple ▸ System Preferences..
  2. Select 'Sound' with a speaker icon.
  3. Go under 'Select a device for sound output' section to see if you see your HDTV as an output device.
  4. Choose HDTV instead of built-in speaker as your audio outlet

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.

  1.  Right-click any empty area of your desktop, and then click Screen resolution.
  2. Click the Multiple displays drop-down list, and then select “Duplicate these displays”.

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:

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Select ‘Hardware and Sound’---‘Sound’
  3. Under the ‘Playback’ tab, select the proper device (like your TV)as Default Device
  4. Click “OK”. Justify the volume at the down-right corner if needed.

We do value your feedback. If you have any question/suggestion, please feel free to contact support@cablematters.com . We will reply to you promptly.

Article ID: 3
Last updated: 28 Sep, 2015
Revision: 4
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