OK, so I bought an MiniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter off dx.com and it doesn't work, before I angrily demand a refund I want to know whether there is anything I can do to get this to work.

I have a 2013 13inch MacBook Air

I have heard that I probably should have either got an official apple (sponsored) one (for 40 dollars) or instead of Mini DisplayPort to HDMI get a Mini DisplayPort to DVI and then a DVI to HDMI adapter.

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    There are a number of MiniDP adapters that work out there, including Moshi (close to apple price) and Monoprice (low end) that I've had experience with, and I would trust the reviews of those in between (Kanex, I think). Do you mean it will output neither video nor audio? If it's just an audio issue, go to system preferences > Sound, and make sure output is set correctly. Some adapter/mac combos don't auto switch the audio-out on HDMI adapters. Mar 25, 2014 at 6:06
  • have you tried switching hdmi cables? Mar 25, 2014 at 8:05

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It could be the adapter?

I bought mine at Monoprice for $6.82!

Notice it says with Audio support in the title.

Mini DisplayPort to HDMI® Adapter w/ Audio Support Product Number: 5311

and it works purfectly on my MBA with the Sharp TV.

It is not worth for $4, but if you must, look in your about this mac, or your System Utility display if it shows the monitor/tv you just connected.

  • I will ask for a refund on my current cable and purchase this one, thanks for the cheap product recommendation.
    – Condrum
    Mar 26, 2014 at 7:59

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