MMi at Macworld: Convert Mini DisplayPort into HDMI with Kanex iAdapt
If you’re tired of watching internet video on a MacBook screen and wished there was an easy way to connect it to your HDTV, well now you can. Simply plug the Kanex iAdapt
into your Mac’s Mini DisplayPort, then connect an HDMI male-to-male cable from your iAdapt to your HDTV and you’re good to go. You may have to adjust the Display settings under the System Preferences to get your Mac to mirror both screens, but then you can start watching Alf reruns on Hulu all day long.
MacBooks are capable of displaying video on today’s flat panel televisions, but Apple doesn’t equip them with industry standard HDMI ports. Many PC laptops sold today come with HDMI ports as standard equipment. Until Apple decides to catch up with the rest of the industry, products like the iApapt will be necessary to output video to an HDTV.
The iApapt “Supports audio and video passthrough for April 2010 MacBook/April 2010 MacBook Pro and all 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac desktop computers.” It also supports full 1080p HD video with sound. Using this little device, you won’t have to carry around a separate audio cable to hear sound with your movies any more. It’s available now for $29.