Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter with USB Audio
Connect an HDMI® display to a Mini-DisplayPort® source with audio
Product ID: MDP2HDMIUSBA
- USB Audio pass-through to HDMI® cable
- Supports HDTV resolutions up to 1080p
- Easy to use cable, no software required
- Compatible with Intel® Thunderbolt™
The MDP2HDMIUSBA Mini DisplayPort® with USB Audio to HDMI® Adapter offers a cost-effective HDMI with audio to Mini DisplayPort link, letting you connect an HDMI-capable HDTV to a device with a Mini DisplayPort output, while saving the expense of upgrading the TV for compatibility. The Mini DisplayPort adapter is the perfect accessory for any of your Microsoft® Surface™ Pro devices with mDP.
Simply plug in the USB and Mini DisplayPort connectors to a PC or Mac® and the HDMI connector to an HDMI television/monitor. 2-Channel analog audio will pass through to the HDMI connection, delivering sound to the display side, with the convenience of one HDMI cable.
MDP2HDMIUSBA is a passive adapter that requires a DP++ port (DisplayPort++), meaning that DVI and HDMI signals can also be passed through the port.
Compatible with Intel® Thunderbolt™, when connected directly to a supporting DisplayPort over Thunderbolt™ I/O port.
Backed by a StarTech.com 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
- The Mini DisplayPort® to HDMI® adapter allows for an easy and hassle free connection to any HDMI HDTV or display from a PC or Mac.
- Use your DisplayPort and USB port for video and audio pass-through to one HDMI cable.
- Deliver audio/video content from your PC or Mac to your A/V devices (HDTV or receiver) for a larger and louder viewing.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Mini DisplayPort® video and USB audio pass-through to one HDMI® cable allows you to take advantage of your Audio/Video devices with less clutter
- MDP2HDMIUSBA is ideal for PCs and Mac® computers equipped with Mini DisplayPort ports
|Active or Passive Adapter||Passive|
|AV Input||Mini DisplayPort - 1.2|
|AV Output||HDMI - 1.4|
|Industry Standards||DisplayPort 1.1a
|Audio Specifications||HDMI - 7.1 Channel Audio|
|Maximum Cable Distance To Display||15.2 m [49.9 ft]|
|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 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male|
|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)|
|LED Indicators||1 - Red - Power|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)|
|Storage Temperature||0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)|
|Cable Length||68.2 cm [26.9 in]|
|Product Height||1 cm [0.4 in]|
|Product Length||76.2 cm [30 in]|
|Product Width||56 mm [2.2 in]|
|Weight of Product||90 g [3.2 oz]|
|Package Height||16 mm [0.6 in]|
|Package Length||22 cm [8.7 in]|
|Package Width||20 cm [7.9 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||90 g [3.2 oz]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - Mini DisplayPort and USB Audio to HDMI Adapter|
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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.
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).
To arrange extended displays on Windows 10, complete the following.
- Press the Windows key+R, type desk.cpl, and press Enter.
- Under the ‘Multiple Displays’ selection, select ‘Extend Desktop To This Display.’
- Press ‘Identify’ to determine what number each display is assigned to.
- Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.
- Click the Apply button.
To arrange extended displays on macOS, complete the following.
- Navigate to the Apple Menu > System Preferences, click Displays, then click Arrangement.
- Make sure that the ‘Mirror Displays’ checkbox is not selected.
- Click on each display to determine what number each display is assigned to.
- Drag and drop each display accordingly to the physical layout on your desk.
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.
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.
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.