Travel A/V Adapter: 3-in-1 Mini DisplayPort to VGA DVI or HDMI Converter
Connect a Mini DisplayPort-equipped PC or Mac® to an HDMI, VGA, or DVI Display
Product ID: MDP2VGDVHD
This travel adapter lets you connect your mDP enabled Ultrabook™ or laptop computer to any VGA or HDMI® display.
Backed by rigorous testing to ensure compatibility, the 3-in-1 Mini DisplayPort adapter is the perfect accessory for any of your Microsoft® Surface™ Pro devices that are equipped with mDP.
Connect to any HDMI or VGA display
Why carry multiple adapters when you only need one? Instead of keeping three different adapters on-hand, the mDP travel adapter offers VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs, so you’ll be able to connect from your laptop mDP output to any modern boardroom or classroom display -- an ideal plug-and-play solution for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) applications at the office.
Plus, because the converter supports video resolutions up to 1920x1200 or 1080p you can convert a Mini DisplayPort video source to HDMI, VGA or DVI without sacrificing video quality.
The travel A/V adapter maximizes portability with a small footprint and lightweight design. The convenient design ensures the adapter is as portable as your laptop, fitting easily into your laptop bag or carrying case and eliminates the need to carry more than one adapter. With this adapter you can walk into virtually any boardroom ready to present, making a great first impression, and saving you the embarrassment of having to rummage through your bag looking for the right connector.
The 3-in-1 converter is compatible with the Intel Thunderbolt port on your computer and installs easily with no software or drivers required.
The MDP2VGDVHD is backed by a 3-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.
- Keep the adapter with you while traveling, to connect to virtually any display you come across
- Connect your BYOD laptop/Ultrabook to a provided HDMI, DVI, or VGA display at work
- Connect a DVI, VGA, or HDMI display to your Mini DisplayPort laptop, to use as a secondary monitor
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Ensure compatibility with virtually any display with three-in-one adapter converting Mini DisplayPort to VGA, HDMI, or DVI
- Maximize portability when traveling or at the office, with a small foot print, and lightweight design
|Active or Passive Adapter||Active|
|Audio Specifications||5.1 Surround Sound (Video source and destination dependant)|
|Maximum Analog Resolutions||1920x1200/1080p|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||1920x1200/1080p|
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Connector A||1 - Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin) Male|
|Connector B||1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female|
|1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female|
|1 - DVI-D (25 pin) Female|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||Only one video output is supported on the video adapter at a time. If multiple connections are made, only one of the outputs will function.|
|The HDMI port is a passive port.
The DVI-D is a passive port.
The VGA port is an active port.
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 80°C (14°F to 176°F)|
|Cable Length||150 mm [5.9 in]|
|Product Height||15 mm [0.6 in]|
|Product Length||270 mm [10.6 in]|
|Product Weight||57 g [2 oz]|
|Product Width||45 mm [1.8 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||66 g [2.3 oz]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - Mini DisplayPort to HDMI/VGA/DVI Adapter|
|1 - Installation Guide|
Keep this compact converter with your laptop while you’re traveling, to connect to virtually any monitor, television or projector
Connect a Mini DisplayPort-equipped PC or Mac® to an HDMI or VGA display
Connect your Mini DisplayPort equipped PC or Mac® to an HDMI or VGA display
Connect your mini DisplayPort® Device to a DisplayPort®, HDMI®or DVI Display, with this Compact, All-in-One Adapter
Connect a Mini DisplayPort-equipped PC or Mac® to an HDMI, VGA, or DVI Display
Connect a DisplayPort-equipped PC or Mac® to an HDMI, VGA, or DVI Display
Connect your DisplayPort equipped computer system to an HDMI or VGA display
Connect an HDMI® display to a Mini-DisplayPort® source with audio
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Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
Unfortunately no, this device has an intended source and an intended destination. Refer to the title of the webpage for this order.
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface that can contain different types of signaling, based on the application. DVI cables and ports are created using different connector types to identify what application they are intended to be used in. The connector types are identified by the number of pins on the DVI connector. DVI comes in the following five different connector types:
- DVI-A (17 pin).
- DVI-D Single Link (19 pin).
- DVI-D Dual Link (25 pin).
- DVI-I Single Link (23 pin).
- DVI-I Dual Link (29 pin).
Single and Dual link DVI indicate the maximum resolution capabilities of the video source or video destination. The maximum resolutions are Single Link (1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz) and Dual Link (2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz).
Note: The maximum resolution of your video source and video destination are ultimately determined by the technical specifications of the devices. The connector type is not a definitive indicator of the maximum resolution.
DVI-A carries only analog (for example, VGA) with no digital component. DVI-D carries only digital video (for example, HDMI) with no analog component. DVI-I combines DVI-A and DVI-D connections to include both analog and digital components. A DVI-I port may be on either your video source or display, but whether or not a display carries either or both analog and digital sources depends on the technical specifications of your device.
When you convert video from a source that uses DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI (for example, a computer to a monitor), you will need to consider the difference between passive and active adapters.
If the source supports dual-mode DisplayPort (also known as DP++), then you can use a passive adapter because the source can perform the conversion. If the source does not support DP++, then you need to use an active converter, which includes additional chips to perform the conversion.
Thunderbolt ports support DP++ natively. To run multiple monitors from the same computer, refer to the Active Adapters section below.
Passive adapters are less expensive since they do not need to include additional chips. A quick way to check whether you can use a passive adapter is to see if the DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort source has the DP++ symbol above it. The symbol is a D with a P inside of it, with two + signs to the left, one on top of the other.
Active adapters use additional chips to make the conversion inside the adapter, regardless of whether the source supports DP++. This means that active adapters are more expensive than passive adapters.
If you want to use multiple monitors with the same computer, you should use an active adapter because some video cards cannot run the maximum number of monitors while using DP++. This is especially true if the computer has more than one DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort connection. Check with your video card manufacturer to confirm which type of adapter you need for the setup that you would like to run.
Note: You should use passive adapters with StarTech.com MST hubs, except when you are converting from DisplayPort to VGA, since that type of conversion requires active adapters. For more information on using adapters with StarTech.com MST hubs, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/mst_hubs_passive_vs_active_adapters.
If you experience issues when you connect passive video signal adapters to the Surface Dock, Microsoft recommends that you use active video signal converters instead. StarTech.com offers an active video signal converter for DVI monitors (MDP2DVIS) and for HDMI monitors (MDP2HD4KS).
Note: This issue does not apply to the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station.
This device is plug and play. It does not use any drivers, and does not require any setup tasks other than plugging in the source (for example, a computer) and the destination (for example, a monitor).
When you troubleshoot issues with a video adapter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
Video source (such as a DVD player or computer)
Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the cable, video adapter, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different cable, video adapter, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
Test each cable individually.
Use short cables when you are testing.
When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:
Remove the video adapter from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video adapter.
Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.
Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, adapter, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.
Try the following:
- Check that the monitor’s video port works with another source.
- Check that the cables between the source and the destination work with other equipment.
- Check whether the video adapter works with another source and another destination.
The error “Out of Range” normally means that the resolution being output by the computer is not compatible with the display. Try lowering the resolution to see if that helps resolve the issue. You may need to connect another monitor or restart the computer or source to accomplish this.
This is likely a High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) issue. If you are converting a video signal from a device that can play copyright-protected content, HDCP will block the conversion to an analog signal (for example, VGA) or to any video capture cards.
You will likely run into this issue when you use devices like Blu-ray players, DVD players, and certain gaming consoles. For more information on HDCP and gaming consoles, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_capture_cards_video_game_console_compatibility.
Some video cards also output an HDCP signal full time. In this case there should be an option for your video card to disable this feature. You might need to contact the manufacturer of your video card for more information.
Adhering to HDCP is required for converting all digital signals to analog signals or to video capture cards. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do in these situations other than convert to a digital display.
If a DisplayPort converter with audio is not passing sound from the source to the destination, complete the following:
- Make sure that the DisplayPort connection on the video card is the default audio playback device.
- Make sure that the video card has the DisplayPort audio codec installed. If not, visit the video card manufacturer's website to find out how to update the video card driver.
Compliance and Safety
- If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
- If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
- Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
- Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.