Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Video Adapter Converter

Connect an HDMI® enabled display to a Mini DisplayPort® equipped PC or MAC

Product ID: MDP2HDMI

3,1 stars (8 reviews) |
  • Hassle-free connectivity with plug-and-play mDP to HDMI video adapter
  • Maximum portability with a small footprint and lightweight design
  • Crystal clear picture quality with support for high-definition video resolutions up to 1080p
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€15,99 EUR excl. VAT
€19,35 EUR incl. VAT

This Mini DisplayPort to HDMI® adapter lets you connect your mDP computer to an HDMI, television, projector or monitor. The adapter works with Mini DisplayPort computers like your Ultrabook™ or any of the Microsoft® Surface™ Pro devices with mDP.

Easily connect your Mini DisplayPort computer to an HDMI display

The mDP to HDMI adapter lets you connect your Mini DisplayPort laptop, desktop or tablet to an HDMI display. The adapter is compatible with mDP ports as well as Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 I/O ports, and supports plug-and-play connectivity ensuring a hassle-free setup.

Works with HD TVs

The Mini DisplayPort adapter features a female HDMI connector that supports 7.1 audio, making your mDP computer fully compatible with an HDMI television or projector in your home or around your office.

Designed for maximum portability

The Mini DisplayPort to HDMI converter maximizes portability with a compact, lightweight design, making it the perfect travel accessory to carry with your Surface Pro or Ultrabook, fitting easily into your laptop bag or carrying case. This ultra-portable design makes this adapter perfect for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) applications at the office.

Crystal-clear picture quality

With support for video resolutions up to 1080p, you’ll be surprised at the picture spectacular picture quality this adapter provides. The adapter harnesses the video capabilities built into your mDP connection to deliver every detail in stunning high-definition.

The MDP2HDMI is backed by a 3-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Keep the adapter with you while you’re traveling, to connect to HDMI displays at trade shows or in hotel rooms
  • Connect your BOYD laptop to an HDMI office hot desk or boardroom projector
  • Use your HDMI monitor as a secondary display

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Netherlands 1606610
  • Tech Data - Netherlands 4428307
  • UPC 065030836906

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 3 Years
Connector(s) Connector A 1 - Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin)
Connector B 1 - HDMI (19 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 80°C (14°F to 176°F)
Humidity 10%-85%RH
Hardware Active or Passive Adapter Passive
AV Input Mini DisplayPort - 1.2
AV Output HDMI - 1.4
Audio Yes
Packaging Information Package Height 17 mm [0,7 in]
Package Length 22 cm [8,7 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0,0 kg [0,1 lb]
Package Width 20 cm [7,9 in]
Performance Audio Specifications HDMI - 7.1 Channel Audio
Maximum Cable Distance To Display 15200
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1920x1200 / 1080p
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 20 g [0,7 oz]
Color Black
Cable Length 130 mm [5,1 in]
Product Length 7,6 cm [3,0 in]
Product Width 40 mm [1,6 in]
Product Height 1,5 cm [0,6 in]
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements DP++ port (DisplayPort ++) required on video card or video source (DVI and HDMI pass-through must be supported)
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI converter

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

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 cables

  • Video adapter

  • 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.

Check that the device is not being used in reverse.

The display does not support the resolution set within Display Settings. Adjust the resolution to be the exact resolution and refresh rate recommended by the display manufacturer.

Try the following:

  1. Check that the monitor’s video port works with another source.
  2. Check that the cables between the source and the destination work with other equipment.
  3. 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.

If a DisplayPort converter with audio is not passing sound from the source to the destination, complete the following:

  1. Make sure that the DisplayPort connection on the video card is the default audio playback device.
  2. 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.

Common Issues

Using the On-Screen Display menu for the display, enter the Menu system and go into “Picture Mode” then “Aspect ratio” and change from “16:9” to “Just scan” or “1:1 pixel mapping.”  The wording may vary depending on the manufacturer of the display.

How To

To arrange extended displays on Windows 10, complete the following. 

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type desk.cpl, and press Enter. 
  2. Under the ‘Multiple Displays’ selection, select ‘Extend Desktop To This Display.’  
  3. Press ‘Identify’ to determine what number each display is assigned to. 
  4. Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.  
  5. Click the Apply button. 

To arrange extended displays on macOS, complete the following. 

  1. Navigate to the Apple Menu > System Preferences, click Displays, then click Arrangement
  2. Make sure that the ‘Mirror Displays’ checkbox is not selected. 
  3. Click on each display to determine what number each display is assigned to. 
  4. Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.  

Before You Buy

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

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

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.

Surface Dock

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.

Unfortunately no, this device has an intended source and an intended destination.  Refer to the title of the webpage for this order.

Installation

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).

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Safety Measures

  • 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.

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(5 Stars)

Great value, works as expected

By: AndyT - 10/17/2014
Better than the MDP2HDSW which is the same as this, only more expensive in that it does carry audio. Much cheaper that the official mac version too.
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(5 Stars)

Amazing

By: slater - 08/06/2016
I am so happy with this product. Works great! Very happy customer.
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(2 Stars)

works as it should but not for long

By: hippie - 09/26/2017
yes it works. i've had to buy several of these over the years. they just don't last. not sure why. but for the cost of them i would assume they should last as long as i own the computer.
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Malcolm, Customer Support on 27/09/2017 13:41:18
Thank you for sharing your review of our MDP2HDMI. We're very sorry to hear the adapter has failed for you more than once. This adapter comes with a 2 year warranty and lifetime technical support. We would be more than happy to replace it for you if you're still within the warranty period. Please reach out to us by clicking Support in the grey bar at the top of our website. We have Technical Support Advisors available 24 hours, 5 days a week.
(1 Stars)

short life span

By: avspecialist - 12/05/2017
As an AV Specialist for a mac school with 150+ projectors, I've touched a ton of MDP to HDMI adapters. Within 3 months of starting school, I've had at least 30 teachers reach out about problems with their projector, and every single time, it's this specific brand adapter that is the problem. Would not recommend - they are just not built to last.
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Sam, Customer Support on 07/12/2017 14:20:46
Thank you for sharing your review of our MDP2HDMI. We are very sorry that you've seen such an unusually high number of issues with these adapters! Rest assured they are covered by a 2 year warranty and we'd be happy to look into the issue further and provide replacements if necessary. We have Technical Support Advisors available 24 hours, 5 days a week. Please contact us at chat.startech.com or 1-800-265-1844 to complete some troubleshooting to determine the cause of these issues. Sam StarTech.com Support
(1 Stars)

Stop working in first week after a few use

By: rusyn - 06/23/2018
Mine stop working without any reason within first week. I pretty sure itis driver but they say you no need it. But it isnot detecting by Win 10 OS at all.
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Brian, Customer Support on 25/06/2018 11:36:31
Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're very sorry that the video adapter stopped working. This product does work in Windows 10 so we'd like to help troubleshoot this situation with you. We've also reached out to you by email to troubleshoot this situation.
(1 Stars)

Lasted about 10 to 15 uses then stops

By: StaleFishMate - 07/11/2018
We purchased 3 of these for our company , for the use of our conference room TV, and they have only lasted about 10 to 15 uses. Only 1 out of the 3 are still working, talk about bad quality control.
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Malcolm, Customer Support on 11/07/2018 17:42:02
These MDP2HDMI adapters are covered by a 2 year warranty and we'd be happy to look into the issue further and provide replacements. We have Technical Support Advisors available 24 hours, 5 days a week. Please contact us at chat.startech.com or 1-800-265-1844 so we can help.
(5 Stars)

Perfect for MS Surface

By: Andrew11 - 12/18/2018
I use this for my Surface Pro tablet to connect to a large monitor or TV. The connectors are solid and fit well, and the resolution is impressive. It’s small enough to travel with and the length of the cord is right for what I need it for. Don’t lend it out too much or you might not get it back! I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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(5 Stars)

Impressive for its size!

By: ShawnO_16 - 12/29/2018
I use this on my travel laptop when the need arises to show something to a client or simply to watch a movie on a bigger screen in the hotel room. In either case it is the perfect adapter, small, light, and quick to connect and feels secure when attached. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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