Product ID: MDP2HDVGA
This travel adapter lets you connect your mDP enabled Ultrabook™ or laptop computer to any VGA or HDMI® display. The 2-in-1 Mini DisplayPort adapter is the perfect accessory for any of your Microsoft® Surface™ Pro devices equipped with mDP.
Why carry multiple adapters when you only need one? Instead of keeping two different adapters on-hand, the MDP2HDVGA mDP travel adapter offers both VGA 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 or VGA 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 2-in-1 converter is compatible with the Intel Thunderbolt port on your computer and installs easily with no software or drivers required.
The MDP2HDVGA is backed by a 3-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||3 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector A||Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin)|
|1 - Connector B||HDMI (19 pin)|
|VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)|
|Hardware||Active or Passive Adapter||Active|
|AV Input||Mini DisplayPort - 1.2|
|AV Output||HDMI - 1.4|
|Packaging Information||Shipping (Package) Weight||1.6 oz [44.0 g]|
|Package Length||8.7 in [22.0 cm]|
|Package Width||7.9 in [20.0 cm]|
|Package Height||0.6 in [15.0 mm]|
|Performance||Audio Specifications||HDMI - 7.1 Channel Audio|
|Maximum Cable Distance To Display||49.9 ft [15.2 m]|
|Maximum Analog Resolutions||1920x1200/1080p|
|Maximum Digital Resolutions||1920x1200/1080p|
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||0.8 oz [22.0 g]|
|Cable Length||5.9 in [150 mm]|
|Product Length||7.5 in [19.0 cm]|
|Product Width||2.3 in [58.0 mm]|
|Product Height||0.5 in [1.3 cm]|
|Special Notes / Requirements||Note||The HDMI port is a passive port.
The VGA port is an active port.
|Maximum Cable Distance to Display refers to digital video. VGA distance capabilities are dependent upon the quality of your cabling|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||Mini DisplayPort™ to HDMI® / VGA Adapter|
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.
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.
If a DisplayPort converter with audio is not passing sound from the source to the destination, complete the following:
To arrange extended displays on Windows 10, complete the following.
To arrange extended displays on macOS, complete the following.
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.
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.
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