updated 05:55 pm EDT, Fri October 2, 2009
Adapter powered by USB input
Kanex has released its latest Mac accessory, a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter that supports 1080p video and digital audio. The device plugs into the Mac's Mini DisplayPort, optical audio Mini Jack, and a USB port for power. The audio and video signals are both sent across HDMI, eliminating the need to run a dedicated Toslink cable to a receiver for digital sound.
The device supports HDMI 165MHz at 1.65Gb/s per channel, along with 8-bit per channel for deep color. Audio formats include DTS Digital, Dolby Digital including DTS-HD and Dolby True HD, and uncompressed signals such as LPCM.
The Mini DisplayPort adapter is currently available directly from the company for $60.