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Cable Matters® Gold Plated DisplayPort to HDMI Cable 6 Feet
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114 of 117 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2012
Size Name: 6 FeetVerified Purchase
I purchased this cable in order to watch content from my Lenovo T410 laptop on a HD TV. The laptop has a DisplayPort (DP++) output and the TV has HDMI input.

Simply by connecting the ends of this cable to my laptop and TV, I had an 720p HD image of my laptop screen almost instantly. However, there was no audio.

The lack of audio was *not* due to any flaw in the cable. In the process of troubleshooting, I saw several websites which simply blamed this sort of no-audio problem on a "cheap cable" -- but, while this cable is certainly inexpensive (which is one of the reasons I got it!), it has no trouble carrying audio (and very clear audio, at that).

I eventually found a Lenovo forum which held the answer: "First go to your audio settings by going FN + F6, choose 'Audio Defaults + Settings'. Then choose your TV as the default audio."

This did the trick for me -- I instantly had audio (both through the laptop speakers and the HD TV).

The poster on the Lenovo forum also had this piece of advice (which I never followed, since the first step solved the problem for me): "Now the sneaky part. Push FN + F7 and choose 'Projector Only', then sound will come out of the TV. Took me forever to figure out." Again, I had no need to do this, but I'm re-posting it in case someone else does.

In summary, after some fiddling with my cpu's settings, this cable delivered all that was promised: crystal clear audio and visual from my laptop to my HD TV. Note: I have only used the cable on a handful of occasions during the past few weeks, so I'm not in a good position to evaluate its durability. As a previous reviewer has mentioned, when the DisplayPort end connects to the computer, it "latches" into place, and a small panel must be pressed in order to release it -- this "release latch" doesn't feel like the most sturdy thing in the world, but it hasn't given my any problems so far, and handled gently, I would imagine that it will continue to function just fine.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2011
Size Name: 15 FeetVerified Purchase
I had been looking for something to hook my Lenovo ThinkPad T420 up to an HDMI based display (both a projector and a 40" TV). I almost ordered one of the cheap adapters I found on Amazon until I read the reviews that they got stuck in the Display Port on the computer and would not come out. I then opted to go for a cable with the Display Port on one end and the HDMI on the other end. This cable is great. Does exactly what I needed it to. I get full 1920 x 1080 on both the projector and TV which is the resolution they support, and the sound goes through as well. Couldn't be happier.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2011
Size Name: 10 Feet
(I own the 15' version of this cable)
I bought this cable to connect my Dell Precision M6400 to a TV.
I knew that DisplayPort (and obviously HDMI) is capable of carrying an audio signal, but I didn't know my Dell was wired to have the audio go through the DisplayPort ... port. It is, and this cable is a credit to the DisplayPort spec. I can't vouch for every implementation of DisplayPort working as well as mine, but here's how it works for me with this cable:
(Windows 7 x64, btw)
a) plug HDMI cable into 1080p TV
b) plug DisplayPort into laptop
- computer auto-senses that the TV wants 1080p (or it is guessing, not sure which)
- computer changes my desktop resolution from 1920x1200 (16x10) to 1920x1080 (16x9 1080p standard res)
- desktop is now mirrored on the TV screen and audio is coming through the home audio system
I could change settings so that the TV is a 2nd monitor that extends my desktop or whatever I want, but in my case, the default behavior is perfect.
Great quality cable, excellent connectors that feel sturdy and like they won't fall apart with use.
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54 of 66 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2013
Size Name: 6 FeetVerified Purchase
Great product for the price and very well made but you need to verify the direction of flow between components otherwise it won't work. I would have given it a five-star rating if the description had highlighted this fact. This cable is designed to go from Display Port to HDMI. It does not work if you connect from a HDMI video card to a Display Port monitor.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon January 30, 2012
Size Name: 25 FeetVerified Purchase
My HP EliteBook 8560p has a DisplayPort video output on it instead of the older HDMI type of port. There are a pretty good number of "adapters" on the market, and also short cables, but I wanted a durable end-to-end solution with none of the opportunities for issues that an adapter introduces. I wanted to get this cable from AmazonBasics or from Cables-to-Go, because I've have very good luck with both of them. As it turned out, when I was shopping, this one from "Cable Matters" was the only option that met my needs. I am happy to say, that I am not disappointed at all. The cable does great at sending high definition 1080P 120hz video and high definition audio from my laptop's DisplayPort to my TV's HDMI input. It works wonderfully, and I'm very happy.

The cable is well made and has good, solid, connectors on both ends. It is the correct length and was packaged properly. It is malleable, yet solid.

I have no complaints at all about this cable. The price was a little steep at $25, when I bought it, but considering there is no competition yet for this length cable, I'm not too surprised or upset. I can remember paying two or three times that amount for a similar cable at brick and mortar stores, back before there were alternatives.

I highly recommend this cable. If there is anything else that you'd like to know about it, that I forgot to put in this review, please let me know in the comments section, and I'll address it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2011
Size Name: 15 FeetVerified Purchase
My Dell Precision M4400 has a DisplayPort rather than a HDMI port. I wasted a lot of time looking in local stores for a DisplayPort to HDMI cable. Don't waste your time, order online. The cable arrived in about a week with regular shipping. Cable is thick giving the impression that it will last awhile and connectors seem sturdy.

When I plug in the cable, Windows 7 adjusts the computer screen resolution and immediately displays the image on the TV in addition to the computer. Initially, a small sliver is clipped on all 4 sides of the image due to TV "overscanning". This is not a cable issue, rather a TV issue. TVs should have a setting to correct or turn off overscanning.

Some online comments mention having trouble removing a DisplayPort adapter from their computer because it clips into place. With my particular computer and this specific adapter, I have not had any problems. The 15' length was perfect for my situation. This cable was exactly what I needed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2012
Size Name: 6 FeetVerified Purchase
I've been using the DisplayPort to HDMI cable for the last few weeks with my Lenovo laptop and projector and everything seems to be working as described. This cable allows me to use higher resolution than standard computer cable. It was shipped very fast. I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 14, 2014
Size Name: 6 FeetVerified Purchase
I use this cable quite a bit and it works great for me. I have 2 Dell Latitude laptops (one work, one personal) and I often need to disconnect and reconnect the cable. Make sure you gently press down on the DisplayPort button on the cable, then pull out the cable when disconnecting from the port, and you'll be fine. I find this cable to be of good quality per most of the previous reviews.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2013
Size Name: 6 FeetVerified Purchase
Got this to run a second monitor on my desktop. Works better than described -- it's able to push 1920x1200 resolution to my Vizio monitor. Packaging had me a little worried; the twist ties used to hold the cable in coil were so tight that they left fairly deep indentations in the cable itself -- but after plugging it in, there's no problems. Shipped ridiculously fast; I'm happy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2012
Size Name: 6 FeetVerified Purchase
The cost for this cable was much less than the cost of just a DP -> HDMI adapter, and when added with the cost of a HDMI cable for using an adapter, this is even more of a bargain. Cable looks sturdy and works flawlessly.
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