Griffin's Video Display Converter is a two-in-one solution to convert Mini DisplayPort video output to two high-definition formats—DVI (Digital Visual Interface) and HDMI (High-Definition Media Interface). Use with your existing cabling to convert the Mini DP signal to HDMI or single-link DVI and enjoy high-resolution video from your MacBook or Macbook Pro on the big screen.
- Converts video output from your Mini DisplayPort source to DVI or HDMI monitors, displays and projectors
- Transfers digital video at resolutions up to 1920 X 1200 (resolution is limited by the display itself)
- Display video on DVI- and HDMI-enabled high-resolution projectors, external displays (including 30-in. Apple Cinema Display)
- Supports HDMI audio passthrough for select systems*
- Two converters in one
- Snap-on HDMI-to-DVI adapter for DVI video input
Did you notice?A two-in-one solution that lets you watch video from your Mac with Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt port on HDMI or DVI devices.
Apple Recommends ForViewing high-definition video from your MacBook or MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort on external monitors, displays and projectors.
What's in the Box?
- Griffin Video Display Converter (Male Mini DisplayPort Connector)
- Snap-on female HDMI-to-DVI adapter
- Connections : DVI-D,Mini DisplayPort,HDMI port
- Mac OS X v.10.3 or later
- Mfr. Part Number : 3036-MDPHDMI
- UPC or EAN No. : 085387303944
- Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty : One-year limited (For details, please visit www.griffintechnology.com/content/warranty/.)
- *Audio support is only available for 13-, 15-, and 17-inch MacBook Pro models released in mid-2010 or later; or for 21.5- and 27-inch iMac models released in early 2010 or later.
Ratings & Reviews
Re: Be Warned Video Only
This is a response to CM of Sebring's review: I researched the mini display port and this is what i came across "MacBook Pro (Mid 2010), and MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010) computers supply an audio signal from the Mini-DisplayPort."
Now this is directly from an apple support page so i know i am not wrong. Not all Mini Display Port to HDMI cables allow the transfer of audio. Since i am not allowed to post the URL, just google mini display port to hdmi with audio and click on the first link you see which is an apple support page. It will explain everything. I hope this is useful to everyone …
- Written by Matthew M from Milford
177 of 203 people found this useful
Mini DisplayPort > HDMI > DVI-D not DVI-I
Not compatible with DVI-I. The product does not work for DVI-I plugs, common to many flat screen TVs built in the pre-digital TV t uner era. Nowhere on this site or on the product's packaging does it specify which type of DVI, so before you buy be sure you know whether you need DVI-I or DVI-D.
Product consists of two pieces: 1)Mini DisplayPort to HDMI 2)HDMI to DVI-D. The first adapter connects snugly with my MacBook. The adapter will not accidentally slide out of the MacBook, even with the weight of an HDMI cord plugged into its HDMI output. …
- Written by Aaron J from Seattle
107 of 125 people found this useful
Great, Works Just as Advertised
Although it is not as flexible as I would have liked, this adapter does a great job transmitting an HD signal and audio from my 20 10 MBP to my HDMI equipped TV. …
- Written by Zach T from Marstons Mills
92 of 99 people found this useful
Works great on Imac
Used this adapter on my Imac and now have a dual screen 21,5" Imac and 24" monitor. Plug and play, very easy.
- Written by Michael S from Nieuw Vennep
5 of 6 people found this useful
Analog Video versus Digital Video
I bought this for my 2009 iMac 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo after replacing a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adaptor by Moshi. It works fla wlessly connecting to my 2nd monitor.
What I failed to realize is that Apple does not make a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI for a reason. Older iMacs that use Mini DisplayPort are pushing out Analog Video. New macs have HDMI ports for pushing out Digital Video. Converting Analog video up to Digital video is an unnatural act and using Moshis Mini Display Port to HDMI was causing all sorts of issues to my system. Although the image was crystal clear on my 2nd monitor using Moshi HDMI adaptor, the process was compromising my iMac. All issues are solved now using This Mini Display Port to VGA Adaptor.
Do yourself a favor if you have older iMacs without HDMI ports. Get the proper adaptor, Mini Display Port to VGA. …
- Written by ANDREW V from Centreville
15 of 22 people found this useful
Works great w/ audio until it breaks
Great picture quality great audio, love the dvi adapter--then randomly it stops working. not worth the hassle.
- Written by Ryan H from Oregon
14 of 17 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Mel C from Savannah
- Sep 6, 2012
- Asked by Amanda K from Manly
- Dec 13, 2010
I have Apple TV, but just realized my TV does not have HDMI - which port, if any, can i use? Do i just get a converter?
- Asked by Robert R from Charlotte
- Jan 24, 2011
- Asked by Janelle Z from Steamboat Springs
- Nov 3, 2012
- Asked by Dustin O from Columbia
- Mar 30, 2011
Yes, just tried it. But note the mini display port is to be found on recent Macs only. Older Macs, a m guessing from around 2008 don't have a mini display port, so the connector won't work for this. Have also found that the age of the A1081 20" display means instead of vivid white, mine displays a cream colour. …
- Answered by Frank P from East Brighton
- May 15, 2012
Yes, it works with Lion, and audio pass trough too. Sometimes audio don't work, this is because some apps don't initialize the audio channel, just open itunes and play any song a bit and that's all, close itunes return to your app and audio works fine again. …
- Answered by Luis F from Cuernavaca
- Dec 9, 2011