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Rocketfish - Mini Display Port-to-HDMI Adapter

This Rocketfish™ RF-AP305 cable allows connections from your Apple® iMac® or MacBook® to an external projector or monitor and supports up to 1920 x 1200 resolution for high-quality pictures.
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why won't the audio work?

the screen part works but there's no audio and I've went to setting and checked audio and I dont see and out put for it..........
2 years, 9 months ago
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Anonymous
 from
Warrington PA
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answer 1
probably because there is no audio output through the mini display port. the hdmi connection in this case is only transmitting video. you may need to do a separate audio connection from your audio jack.
2 years, 2 months ago
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hachi808
 from
honolulu
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answer 2
On a Mac:

1. Go to System Preferences

2. Go to the "Sound" section (shaped like a speaker)

3. Click on the "Output" subsection at the top of the page

4. Select whichever device you want to use for your audio output
2 years, 6 months ago
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Posted by: 
gwest13
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answer 3
Not all Macs have audio out through minidisplay port. Check year and through youtube tutorial there is a way you can check if you Mac has this option.
2 years, 7 months ago
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Kingramir
 from
San Diego
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answer 4
I also couldn't get it to work at first, but I figured it out. Go under audio and select HDMI. It should work then. If it doesn't work stop the movie, and select HDMI before you play the movie, then start the movie and it should work. At least thats what worked for me on my mac. Hope this helps.
2 years, 7 months ago
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Tampacannon
 from
Florida
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answer 5
This adapter won't work for audio, it is strictly for video only. If you want one that has both video and audio together, check out monoprice.com for that specific cable adapter
2 years, 8 months ago
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raider83
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When connected I am unable to see my computer screen on my tv?

2 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Go to System Preferences then select "Displays" under Hardware. Select "Arrangement" then check the box for "Mirror Displays" just under the window.
I have a MacBook Pro and that's how I got to see the computer screen on the TV. Hope it helps.
2 years, 7 months ago
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Macalicious
 from
NJ
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answer 2
Make sure your Mac detects your TV. It sometimes takes time for it to recognize it or change to another HDMI connection. I had the same problem and then I connected to another HDMI. Not sure why that worked but it did. Also make sure you Mac make allows for audio stream through HDMI. Check internet and youtube for this.
2 years, 7 months ago
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Kingramir
 from
San Diego
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answer 3
did you try to change your display setting so that it mirrors what you see on your computer screen to your HDTV?
2 years, 8 months ago
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raider83
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This adapter also transfer audio??

2 years, 9 months ago
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Drew
 from
Texas
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answer 1
Yes, it does transfer audio on those Mac's that have the capability, not all have it. Need to check settings and click on your HDTV source.
2 years, 7 months ago
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Kingramir
 from
San Diego
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answer 2
Yes. Go under audio and select HDMI.
2 years, 7 months ago
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Tampacannon
 from
Florida
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answer 3
It does with my MacBook Pro. I think it depends on the drivers being up to date.
2 years, 9 months ago
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Doompatrol
 from
Bloomington, IL
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I ONLY GET THE DEFAULT DESKTOP SCREEN IN THE HDMI OUTPUT .

HOW CAN GET MORE THAN JUST THE DESKTOP DISPLAY ON MY 32" BRAVIA. NOTHING I'M DOING ON THE 13" MBP SHOWS IN THE OUTPUT. MINI DISPLAYPORT TO HDMI TO HDMI INPUT ON THE TV. PLEASE HELP ME SOLVE THIS ISSUE. THANKS
2 years, 2 months ago
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BIG AL
 from
TX
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answer 1
Go to system preferences on your mac... click displays under hardware.. then click arrangement and mirror displays
1 year, 7 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 2
check your "display" settings in your "system preferences" after hooking up and turning on the monitor. you should be able to control the output at that time.
2 years, 2 months ago
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hachi808
 from
honolulu
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Works for Some; Not on Other

I can use this product to connect my new Macbook Pro to a couple of TVs in my home but it just does not seem to want to work with my Mitsubishi 65" rear projections screen TV (which is HDMI compatible). I have tried different HDMI cords, different ports on the TV that work with other products but nothing seems to get the Macbook to recognize the TV. Any ideas?
2 years, 5 months ago
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charlye7
 from
Alabama
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answer 1
After 4 hours of talking to tech support, I answered my own question by ordering the cable from Apple. IT works like a gem and all problems are resolved.
2 years, 3 months ago
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charlye
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answer 2
I can't say for certain whether this will work, but try using a mini-to-VGA connection from your Mac laptop to your TV. For me, one TV "reads" the Mac signal as analog (VGA) and another TV "reads" the Mac signal as HDMI.
2 years, 3 months ago
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TMClancy
 from
SW Georgia
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Question

Rocketfish Mini Display Port To HDMI Adapter RF AP#305

Will this work with the MacBook Pro 17"
1 year, 10 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Check to see if your MacBook Pro 7" year and make have audio and video through the mini-display port. I believe you can check on the internet at (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4241)
I have a 2011 iMac Desktop and it works great with my Plasma HDTV.
Lots of free content on the Internet that is viewable on HDTV.
1 year, 8 months ago
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Posted by: 
Kingramir
 from
San Diego
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answer 2
Don't buy it. The quality is so poor you will end up returning it. Buy the Apple DVI version if you can.
 
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1 year, 10 months ago
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TechPro2113
 from
Schaumburg, IL
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Question

Does this adapter support HDMI 1.4a? Want to use for 3D.

1 year, 7 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Only if you have a Mac with mini display listed as M-DP v.1.2. It will produce a 1080p3d image if you use a HDMI 1.4 cable.
3 months ago
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BigPoppaJeff
 from
Cincinnati
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answer 2
Not possible via an adapter. You would have to use an external 3d bluray player and use airplay to mirror the image to your tv. there is software you can buy elsewhere that will convert the display image but it will not transfer through the mini display port.
3 months ago
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Posted by: 
BigPoppaJeff
 from
Cincinnati
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answer 3
Yes it supports 1.4a
8 months ago
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RocketfishCustomerSupport
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Would this work for a Microsoft Surface Pro?

 
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1 year, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
I tried it today on my Surface Pro 2 and it worked just fine.
2 months ago
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sbhnet
 from
Carrollton, TX
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answer 2
Just tried it on my Surface Pro 128G. (2 weeks old.)
Two TV sets tried.
Sony 50 inch. 1080P. One year old.
Sony 32 inch. Six months old.
Both did not work.
Monitors light up the HDMI port I am plugged into, (setup screen.) but nothing is displayed. Rebooted the Surface while connected. Turned on and off the monitor while connected. Tried Duplicate and Second screen only modes.
8 months ago
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Daveshome
 from
Santa Rosa, CA
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answer 3
yes this should work
1 year, 1 month ago
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JustinRF
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Question

cannot get audio to come out of the TV

how can I get the sound out of the TV? the sound control only lists the internal speakers, it does not list the TV as an option. I updated my mac software and still does not list it.

Macbook pro: 10.6.8
I have the Rocketfish adapter with a Vizio TV. the HDMI cable is ONN. both say they support audio. I tried two different HDMI ports on the back of the tv.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Posted by: 
MrKeith
 from
Ohio
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answer 1
Go to settings on laptop. Click on sound/audio. It will give you 2 choices - your laptop speakers (default) or something else. Choose the the "something else." Good luck!
1 month, 1 week ago
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Jog33
 from
East Northport, NY
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answer 2
not all of apple's mini DV video ports supports audio. check think link.

http://store.moshimonde.com/faq-minidisplayport-to-hdmi
2 months, 1 week ago
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hachi808
 from
honolulu
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answer 3
The problem is usually with the Mac in this situation. I would recommend contacting Apple support. Not all Macbooks support audio out via the minidisplay port.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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RocketfishCustomerSupport
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acer aspire V5-122P

bought this cable and it worked once. Now it will not work any longer -- any idea why?
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Did you hit the detect displays in you Mac? It sometimes is not recognized by the computer an you have to do it manually
1 week, 4 days ago
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Posted by: 
Thetester
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answer 2
Sounds like the Adapter Shorted Out. This can happen for a number of reasons that all don't have to do with the Manufacturer. Regardless, I'd Exchange it.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Posted by: 
Phrankie
 from
Denver, CO
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answer 3
We would need to know more details to fully answer your question. Can you provide more details? Are you not seeing any power/lights, etc? Have you ensured it is securely connected? If you still experience issues, I would recommend bringing it and the receipt back to the place of purchase to pursue warranty options. If you have any issues at the store, then give Rocketfish Support a call at 1-800-620-2790 from 7am CST-12am CST for assistance.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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RocketfishCustomerSupport
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