I need to convert the dvi and 3.5mm audio from a MacBook into a single HDMI (to carry video & audio in one). I found some adapters that are more like switches and cost $100 - $300. Has anyone seen a single cable with HDMI on one end and DVI & 3.5 mm audio on the other end? Does anyone know of a cheaper solution?
My boss wants to hook his MacBook up to a TV at his house for meetings. I assumed the easiest thing would be a 50' HDMI cable that from the TV to some converter box where he could plug in DVI and 3.5mm audio from the MacBook.
MB ::::::::::: Converter <-- HDMI cable (A/V) --> TV
Does anyone know of an affordable converter? Are there any glaring problems with this setup?
Here's the closest thing I've found:http://www.mycablemart.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=1584. @ $36 it's not a bad option. I'm not sure 25 feet is long enough though. Would patching an extra hdmi and aduio cable on to this hurt sound/video quality. If I use extra cables to patch onto this one do you think I should just go with a 50ft HDMI to DVI and 50ft RCA to 3.5mm instead?
Yeah, this was an odd one; oddest setup I ever tried was a VGA converter for the Wii (my moniter has no RCA inputs), and a RCA->AC97 converter jack to my soundcard.
The only thing to watch for, is that most TV's have a seperate input for HDMI where the audio is EXPECTED to be carried with the signal. Most TV's won't let the user select an audio channel. [Example: My TV takes DVI input as its PC in, but MUST take SPDIF to get any sound...]
On second thought...*slaps head*, if you can find a VGA/3.5mm -> HDMI converter, you could try converting the DVI to VGA...I'd imagine those are easier to find, and a bit cheaper to boot...
Again, this is simply one you don't see to often...
I found a VGA & 3.5mm to HDMI converter for cheap! The only thing that concerns me is video quality. Do you know how it would be affected when going from VGA to HDMI? Also do you know if this would allow HDCP content to play?