updated 02:10 pm EST, Tue December 15, 2009
Apogee teases HDMI to Mini DisplayPort link
Apogee today promised an upcoming adapter that would give owners of the 27-inch iMac and LED Cinema Display the option of using the display for HDMI-based sources. The Kanex-branded HDMI to Mini DisplayPort adapter should work with any typical HDMI device and has been shown working with Blu-ray players, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It should also pipe data from a Mac mini using its mini DVI output as the source.
No clues are given as to when the adapter will be released or how much it will cost.
Currently, the 27-inch iMac is the only Apple system whose Mini DisplayPort connector works for input as well as output and is largely limited to taking input from other Macs equipped with a mini DisplayPort output. The format was recently approved as a standard and should make the adapter useful for non-Apple displays and computers.