mDP to DVI Connectivity Kit - Active Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Converter with 6 ft. HDMI to DVI Cable
Connect your mDP computer directly to a DVI display, using this two-piece kit
Product ID: MDPHDDVIKIT
- Versatile cable management, with a convenient two-piece solution
- An easy and hassle-free way to connect your mDP computer to a DVI display with, no software or drivers required
- Kit includes:
1x active mDP to HDMI Converter (MDP2HD4KS)
1x 6 ft. HDMI to DVI Cable (HDMIDVIMM6)
This Mini DisplayPort connectivity kit gives you everything you need to connect your Mini DisplayPort (mDP) computer to your DVI monitor, up to 6 ft. away.
The two-piece kit includes an active mDP to HDMI® converter (MDP2HD4KS), and a 6 ft. HDMI to DVI adapter cable (HDMIDVIMM6), which you can use together to create a seamless mDP to DVI connection.
Active conversion, broader compatibility
Unlike passive video adapters, the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI converter that’s included in this kit provides an active conversion that you can use with any Mini DisplayPort output. It’s perfect for devices that require active adapters, such as the Microsoft® Surface™ Pro docking station, because it delivers an active mDP to DVI connection.
Easy installation, convenient connectivity
This two-piece kit gives you an easy way to connect your mDP devices to a DVI monitor, without having to install any drivers, and also gives you the option to connect an HDMI display instead, using an HDMI cable (sold separately).
The included mDP to HDMI converter is also compatible with Intel® Thunderbolt™ devices that output a DisplayPort video signal.
The MDPHDDVIKIT is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Active or Passive Adapter||Active|
|Connector A||1 - Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin) Male Input|
|1 - HDMI (19 pin) Male Output|
|Connector B||1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female Input|
|1 - DVI-D (19 pin) Male Output|
|Cable Length||77.9 in [1979.3 mm]|
|Product Height||0.6 in [15 mm]|
|Product Length||77.9 in [1979.3 mm]|
|Product Weight||6.5 oz [185.5 g]|
|Product Width||1.6 in [40 mm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||6.9 oz [195.3 g]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - mDP to HDMI adapter|
|1 - 6 ft. HDMI to DVI cable|
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.
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.
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.