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Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter

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Product Highlights
  • 5.1 Digital Audio Support
  • USB Bus-Powered
  • Mac Compatibility
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt

The iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter from Kanex is an adapter cable that allows you to convert Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt video and optical S/PDIF audio into an HDMI signal that carries both. When using the adapter with a Thunderbolt source, the data transfer speeds and video options of the Thunderbolt interface are not supported. The adapter is designed for use with the MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac, as it features the Mini-TOSLINK connector for digital audio that is found on those computers. It connects to a USB port to draw power, eliminating the need for an external power supply.

True HDMI 1.3 chipset enables highest quality resolution support up to 1080p deep color
Designed for Apple Unibody 2009 Models, including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac
Supports Mini DisplayPort 1.1a input, USB 2.0 and Apple Mini Jack Optical Audio (Mini-TOSLINK) input
Supports HDMI 8-bit per channel (24-bit all channel) deep color
Supports uncompressed 5.1 channel audio such as LPCM
Supports compressed 5.1 channel audio such as DTS Digital and Dolby Digital
USB does not support analog audio signal
Compliant with RoHS, CE, and FCC regulations
Adapter Type Mini DisplayPort and Mini-TOSLINK to HDMI
Connector 1 1x Mini DisplayPort (Male)
1x Mini-TOSLINK (Male) 1x USB 'A' (Male)
Connector 2 1x HDMI (Female)
Standards RoHS, CE, FCC
Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    KanexiAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
     
    4.5

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (21)
    • Good length (9)
    • Versatile (7)
    • Rugged (5)
    • Warranty (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • High-end equipment (16)
    • Dorm room (8)
    • Home theater (8)
    • Travel (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (18), Casual user (7), Power user (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (29)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    RogerB299

    Overall 4-Stars instead of 5 because it adds wire clutter to my life. 5-stars for performance. 5-stars for allowing access to all (100%) of online streaming content. 1-star...Read complete review

    Overall 4-Stars instead of 5 because it adds wire clutter to my life. 5-stars for performance. 5-stars for allowing access to all (100%) of online streaming content. 1-star for adding wire clutter to my life.
    Nobody likes dealing with wires and cables. Wireless is the way to go. There are a number of wireless Internet streaming devices on the market now that do not require a computer, but each comes with limitations as to which online content provider they will work with, some much more than others (more on this later).
    I presume you can use one of these devices in a home wireless network to stream content from your computer to your TV which would eliminate the need for this device, but I don't know what effect that would have on picture quality and delays/interference in some layouts, and they all come with content provider limitations.
    Using this device to connect to your HDMI capable HDTV, there are two advantages: 1) no additional quality loss or interference associated with wireless and 2) no limits to Internet streaming content you can watch on your TV. That's a problem with boxes like Roku and the many Blueray players now on the market (LG, Samsung, Sony, etc.) that also provide access to select Internet streaming content. They are all limited in which providers they will work with. (Roku and the Netgear-Roku by far allow the most options, but still have limitations compared to using this device.)
    With this device, If you can get it on your MAC computer (MACs must be newer models equipped with a mini display port), then you can watch it on your HDTV - no limitations. You will need to subscribe and pay for rental content from most providers of on-demand movies. Some are pay as you go, like Amazon On-demand and VUDU TV (some content is free), others, like Netflix require a monthly subscription fee. Some provide free content like basic Hulu TV.
    Newer HDTVs are available with built-in or add on Wireless (via USB wireless stick). This KAN-EX option technically works perfect, no content limitations, and at a lower cost. I've had no problems with mine. Obviously I knew going in it would add more wire cluttter: three wires coming out of my Mac on one end to the adapter box on the other, then a very long HDMI cable (HDMI cable required and purchased separately) to connect to my HDTV on the other side of the room.
    So if you expect to sit accross the room from your TV using your laptop to control, pictures, video, etc., stored on your computer and content streamed from the Internet, either get a long enough HDMI cable that you can run behind furniture around the perimiter of the room to your favorite viewing location w/laptop, or resign yourself to snaking the whole gaggle of cords across the floor to your laptop/viewing position.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works, sort of.

    I bought this item because I have an older MBPro that doesn't send sound out of the Mini Display port. For this, the iAdapt 51 works great.

    Here are my...Read complete review

    I bought this item because I have an older MBPro that doesn't send sound out of the Mini Display port. For this, the iAdapt 51 works great.

    Here are my complaints:
    1)When I plug it in, sometimes it works with the settings on my MBPro and sometimes I have to turn off the TV and reconnect the unit to get it to function.

    2)It gets hot. It seems to help to set in on it's own wires so it has access to airflow.

    Reviewed by 30 customers

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    5.0

    Just as expected! And cheap!

    By Mdg4u1e

    from Albany, NY

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Performance
    • Good Length
    • Good Warranty
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • 3 Cables

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater

    Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

    I use this product daily to connect my macbook to my HDTV. It's an amazing product that works just as you would expect an there are no surprise! My only problem is how it takes up most of my ports. I knew this was the case an I doesn't make a difference for me because it does what it needs to perfectly.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent middle ware product,

    By REM

    from Pittsburgh

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Performance
    • Good Length
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dorm Room
      • High-End Equipment
      • Home Theater
      • Travel

      Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

      Performs as described. Chose the Adapt 51, model for a MACbook Pro 15" Received January 2010. Had concerns it may not perform as well as the Adapt 20, which is said to be the model for MAC pre 2010 mfg units, but wanted to be able to have 5.1 functionality for other AV set ups in the home,,, it's perfect.

      Be advised: be carefully in handling the unit, as it could concievably damage easily dipping it etc---------All connections must be made before it will display red operating light, this includes pre-selecting on the tv the corresponding DDMI input number -------plus turn down the output Video resolution on the MAC to 1080 P,,, the Macbrook pro

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Excellent Adapter for Pre 2010 Macbook!

      By TL

      from Boca Raton, FL

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

          I purchased this adapter to use with my mid 2009 Macbook Pro, since the firmware will not allow audio transfer via HDMI - it requires a seperate audio cable.

          The adapter is everything it is advertised as - simple and easy to set-up with cables that are just the correct length - approx. 30" ea.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          iAdapt 51 marries pronector and receiver

          By ubergeek

          from JC/Hoboken

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance
          • Good Length
          • Good Warranty
          • Rugged
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater

            Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

            I can't say enough for how easy this product was to integrate my 2009 Mac mini with my home theater. I wanted this integration which has worked flawlessly!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            To put it simply: it works !

            By Happy Viewer

            from Quebec, Canada

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Theater

                Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                Easy to set up and works as presented. I linked it up to a 12 feet HDMI cable and I can now comfortably watch (and listen to, which was THE reason for getting the adapter!) on an HDTV everything coming from a MacBook Pro 2009. B&H price is great and the adapter was delivered in 48 hours. What's not to like?

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Works fine

                By Pupet

                from Aventura, Fl.

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                      It works!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works as described

                      By Tennessee 'G'

                      from Chattanooga, TN

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Theater

                        Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                        This adapter works just as described with my MacBook Pro. The only thing I had to do is restart the computer once it was connected before it would show an option within the Display settings for the other monitor (which in this case is a TV).

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works just like it is supposed to

                        By Mac user

                        from Maryland

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Theater

                            Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                            I needed this adapter because for my older macbook in order to get sound when I connected it to an HDTV. There are no instructions, but I just plugged it in and it worked fine. Great price from B & H for a product that solves a problem.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works like a charm

                            By JLL

                            from CT

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Theater

                              Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                              I'm finally able to watch Netflix on my flat-screen TV by using this adapter from my Mac laptop to my TV.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Product~

                              By SylNYC

                              from NYC

                              About Me Power User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Performance
                              • Rugged

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Theater

                                Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                                Does what I expected and needed it to do. Compact and straight-forward in use.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great but doesnt work with macbook air

                                By Alex

                                from Great Neck,NY

                                About Me Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Performance
                                • Good Length
                                • Good Warranty
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                • Incompatible

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                                  Doesnt work with the newest model. But otherwise is fine

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product, and great price!

                                  By Music Man Dane

                                  from North Bend, OR

                                  About Me Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Performance
                                  • Good Length

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Dorm Room
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                                    I use the product to connect between my macbook pro and my TV to watch Hulu etc... (My macbook pro is slightly older than the ones that currently carry audio AND video through the mini display port).
                                    It works very well, and the picture quality is excellent on my 50" TV. I have not had the chance to test the surround sound capability, due to my Surround Sound receiver not having HDMI in, but only the out to the TV, which really stinks.
                                    I would recommend this to anyone, and already have, in fact, and that person is looking to buy one shortly.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Product! A+

                                    By MaTaT

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Performance
                                    • Good Length
                                    • Good Warranty
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • High-End Equipment

                                      Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                                      Compatible with everything I need. Made life a whole lot easier.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      3.0

                                      Works, sort of.

                                      By Rob

                                      from Virginia

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Length

                                      Cons

                                      • Cheaply constructed
                                      • Gets hot

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                                      I bought this item because I have an older MBPro that doesn't send sound out of the Mini Display port. For this, the iAdapt 51 works great.

                                      Here are my complaints:
                                      1)When I plug it in, sometimes it works with the settings on my MBPro and sometimes I have to turn off the TV and reconnect the unit to get it to function.

                                      2)It gets hot. It seems to help to set in on it's own wires so it has access to airflow.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      Share this review

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Hulu to the bigscreen!

                                      By Biker Cubster

                                      from Charlotte, NC

                                      About Me Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Performance
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Dorm Room
                                        • High-End Equipment
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                                        I got this due to wanting to watch past seasons of Merlin on the HDTV. I have the older (2009) Macbook Pro and in order to get sound through HDMI, you have to use this adapter. Very pleased!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        RogerB299

                                        By RogerB299

                                        from Attleboro, MA

                                        About Me Enthusiast

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Performance

                                        Cons

                                        • Bulky

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                                          Overall 4-Stars instead of 5 because it adds wire clutter to my life. 5-stars for performance. 5-stars for allowing access to all (100%) of online streaming content. 1-star for adding wire clutter to my life.
                                          Nobody likes dealing with wires and cables. Wireless is the way to go. There are a number of wireless Internet streaming devices on the market now that do not require a computer, but each comes with limitations as to which online content provider they will work with, some much more than others (more on this later).
                                          I presume you can use one of these devices in a home wireless network to stream content from your computer to your TV which would eliminate the need for this device, but I don't know what effect that would have on picture quality and delays/interference in some layouts, and they all come with content provider limitations.
                                          Using this device to connect to your HDMI capable HDTV, there are two advantages: 1) no additional quality loss or interference associated with wireless and 2) no limits to Internet streaming content you can watch on your TV. That's a problem with boxes like Roku and the many Blueray players now on the market (LG, Samsung, Sony, etc.) that also provide access to select Internet streaming content. They are all limited in which providers they will work with. (Roku and the Netgear-Roku by far allow the most options, but still have limitations compared to using this device.)
                                          With this device, If you can get it on your MAC computer (MACs must be newer models equipped with a mini display port), then you can watch it on your HDTV - no limitations. You will need to subscribe and pay for rental content from most providers of on-demand movies. Some are pay as you go, like Amazon On-demand and VUDU TV (some content is free), others, like Netflix require a monthly subscription fee. Some provide free content like basic Hulu TV.
                                          Newer HDTVs are available with built-in or add on Wireless (via USB wireless stick). This KAN-EX option technically works perfect, no content limitations, and at a lower cost. I've had no problems with mine. Obviously I knew going in it would add more wire cluttter: three wires coming out of my Mac on one end to the adapter box on the other, then a very long HDMI cable (HDMI cable required and purchased separately) to connect to my HDTV on the other side of the room.
                                          So if you expect to sit accross the room from your TV using your laptop to control, pictures, video, etc., stored on your computer and content streamed from the Internet, either get a long enough HDMI cable that you can run behind furniture around the perimiter of the room to your favorite viewing location w/laptop, or resign yourself to snaking the whole gaggle of cords across the floor to your laptop/viewing position.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          Share this review

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          it works

                                          By schber

                                          from TX

                                          About Me Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Performance

                                          Cons

                                          • Bulky

                                          Best Uses

                                          • High-End Equipment

                                          Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                                          uses a lot of connections!!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          Share this review

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Works as expected...

                                          By RWPool

                                          from St. Paul, MN

                                          About Me Power User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Performance
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Computer interface

                                            Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                                            This adapter works as advertised and as I expected. The device is the link between an iMac and a home theater receiver with a 1080P projector. I used my own optical cable for audio because the one included with the adapter was a little too short(24")for my use. The operating light is bright red and can be distracting unless hidden or covered up. I would recommend this adapter and will use it again for other installations.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Great product, adds huge functionality

                                            By Milk Man

                                            from Boston, MA

                                            About Me Casual User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Performance

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Dorm Room
                                              • Getting rid of your cable
                                              • High-End Equipment

                                              Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                                              I have connected my iMac to my HDTV for watching Netflix and other streaming content. This thing is sweet. The price of admission is far less then a cable bill and video quality is great. The converter does make a click noise on the TV when my iMac goes to sleep and the TV is connected but that doesn't bother me because it rarely happens. That and a picture that doesn't quite fully fill the screen (or overflows a tiny bit in overscan mode) are really the only reason it doesn't get a full 5 stars. Great product and a superb way to get rid of cable.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Easy as 1 2 3

                                              By Mac man

                                              from Rancho Santa Margarita CA

                                              About Me Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • High-End Equipment

                                                  Comments about Kanex iAdapt 51 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter:

                                                  Product works as described.[...]

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal
                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

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