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Mini DisplayPort to HDMI 4K Audio / Video Converter – mDP 1.2 to HDMI Active Adapter for UltraBook / Laptop – 4K @ 30 Hz - Black

Connect an HDMI® Display to a Mini DisplayPort® video source

Product ID: MDP2HD4KS

  • Supports video resolution up to 4K
  • Fully compliant with DisplayPort 1.2 revision
  • Supports HDMI 4K @ 30 Hz
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  • Compatible with Intel® Thunderbolt™ devices that are capable of outputting a DisplayPort signal
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Plug-and-play installation
  • No power adapter required
  • Active Mini DisplayPort conversion
£32.99 GBP exc VAT
£39.59 GBP inc VAT
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Overview

The MDP2HD4KS Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter enables you to connect a mDP-equipped Ultrabook™, tablet or laptop computer, such as the ThinkPadT440 series, to an HDMI display.This adapter is compatible with Mini DisplayPort 1.2 & HDMI 4K @ 30 Hz and as a result can support video resolutions up to Ultra HD (4K) as well as the accompanying digital audio up to 7.1 channel surround sound. The mDP adapter is the perfect accessory for your Microsoft Surface™ Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, Surface Pro 2 or Surface Book.

With support for Ultra HD (4K) the mDP to HDMI adapter ensures you can convert Mini DisplayPort to HDMI while maintaining an astonishing picture quality four times the resolution of high-definition 1080p. The adapter is also backward compatible with previous DisplayPort revisions 1.0/1.1 with support for resolutions up to 1080p.

For a hassle-free setup the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter allows for plug-and-play installation without any additional software or drivers. Plus, with a small footprint and lightweight design, the adapter maximizes portability.

To ensure compatibility with any Mini DisplayPort output the mDP adapter offers an active conversion. Active video conversion is required to maintain 4K resolutions when converting Mini DisplayPort to HDMI. An active mDP adapter is also ideal for outputting 1080p resolutions by ensuring compatibility with graphics cards that are not capable of outputting multi-mode DP++ signals (e.g. ATI Eyefinity).

The Mini DisplayPort to HDMI converter is compatible with Intel® Thunderbolt™ devices that output a DisplayPort video signal.

The MDP2HD4KS is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty, and lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Ensure the sharpest video output possible by taking advantage of tomorrow's display technology, with support for Ultra HD 4K video
  • Maximize compatibility, with support for DisplayPort revisions 1.2/1.1/1.0
  • Maximum portability with compact, lightweight design, and no external power adapter required

Applications

Connect your 4K HDMI display to a Mini DisplayPort output port

Carry with your laptop for BYOD office applications

Use an HDMI display as a secondary monitor for your Mini DisplayPort computer

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Active or Passive Adapter Active
Adapter Style Adapters
Audio Yes
Converter Type Format Converter
Industry Standards DPCP (DisplayPort Content Protection)
HDCP (High Definition Content Protection)
DisplayPort 1.2
HDMI 1.4
Ports 1
Performance
Audio Specifications 7.1 Surround Sound
Maximum Digital Resolutions 4K x 2K @ 30 Hz
Supported Resolutions 4k x 2K (Ultra HD) @ 30 Hz
1920x1200 @ 60 Hz
1920x1080 (1080p)
1280x720 (720p)
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin)
Connector B 1 - HDMI (19 pin)
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 150 mm [5.9 in]
Color Black
Product Height 15 mm [0.6 in]
Product Weight 55 g [1.9 oz]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.1 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI Active Adapter

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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.

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.

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.
Mini DisplayPort to HDMI 4K Audio / Video Converter – mDP 1.2 to HDMI Active Adapter for UltraBook / Laptop – 4K @ 30 Hz - Black

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(5 stars) Solved my Surface Book 4k external monitor connect

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Using the passive display port/hdmi Microsoft adaptor, I could only get 1080 out of a 4k monitor hooked up as a secondary monitor for my Surface Book. Plugged in the active display port adaptor from Startech and problem solved. Took my Surface Book and Startech adaptor to Best Buy and tried multiple 4k monitors to decide which to buy and everyone worked perfectly at 4k resolution.
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