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Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Cable - 5 m (15 ft.) - 4K 30Hz

Eliminate clutter by connecting your mDP computer directly to an HDMI display, using this 5-meter cable

Product ID: MDP2HDMM5MB

  • Astonishing video quality with support for video resolutions up to 4K at 30 Hz
  • Reduce clutter with a 5 m adapter cable
  • Avoid the hassle of converters that require additional cabling and power adapters, with a plug-and-play cable adapter
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  • Supports HDMI 4K at 30 Hz
  • Plug-and-play installation
  • No power adapter required
$46.99 NZD exc GST
$54.04 NZD inc GST

Overview

This 5-meter (15 ft.) Mini DisplayPort™ to HDMI® adapter cable offers a single-cable connection from your mDP equipped MacBook or Ultrabook™ laptop to an HDMI display or projector. The passive adapter supports video resolutions up to Ultra HD 4K and is Thunderbolt™ compatible, when connected directly to a supporting DisplayPort over Thunderbolt I/O port.

Astonishing picture quality

This adapter cable works with your 4K HDMI display and video source to ensure you it maintains it's astonishing picture quality, four times the resolution of 1080p, when converting Mini DisplayPort to HDMI.

The adapter is also backward compatible with lower resolution displays and video sources. With support for high-definition resolutions of 1080p and 720p, you can future-proof your existing setup for 4K video.

Hassle-free setup

For the simplest and most discreet installation, this mDP to HDMI adapter connects directly from your Mini DisplayPort video source to the HDMI port on your display. It doesn't need a power source, unlike some converter dongles that require active power and separate video cabling.

Clutter-free installation

At 5 m in length, this adapter cable delivers a direct connection that eliminates excess to ensure a tidy, professional installation. For shorter installations, we also offer a 1-meter mDP to HDMI cable (MDP2HDMM1MB), a 2-meter mDP to HDMI cable (MDP2HDMM2MB), and a 3-meter mDP to HDMI cable (MDP2HDMM3MB), enabling you to choose the right cable length for your custom installation needs.

The MDP2HDMM5MB is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Connect a Mini DisplayPort computer to an HDMI display at your classroom desk or workstation

Use in your boardroom or office workstations for installations requiring 5 meters (15 feet) of cable

Install in your home workstation to make your DisplayPort computer compatible with your HDMI display

Connect your mDP video source to a 4K HDMI display

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Active or Passive Adapter Passive
Adapter Style Adapters
Audio Yes
AV Input Mini-DisplayPort
AV Output HDMI
Industry Standards DPCP (DisplayPort Content Protection)
HDCP (High Definition Content Protection)
DisplayPort 1.2
HDMI 1.4
Performance
Audio Specifications 7.1 surround sound
Maximum Cable Length 196.9 in [5000 mm]
Maximum Digital Resolutions 4K x 2K @ 30 Hz
Supported Resolutions 4k x 2K (Ultra HD)
1920x1200
1920x1080 (1080p)
1280x720 (720p)
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin) Male Input
Connector B 1 - HDMI (19 pin) Male Output
Environmental
Humidity 10%-85%
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 16.4 ft [5 m]
Color Black
Product Length 197 in [5003 mm]
Product Weight 7.3 oz [208 g]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.5 lb [0.2 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - mDP to HDMI adapter cable

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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).

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.

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.