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herbolaryo
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-12-2011
Location: USA
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Best HDMI Cable to use for Thinkpad laptop

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The display port is found in Lenovo laptops. If you want to convert to HDMI, you have to use an adapter. The approved adapter is the SIIG displayport to HDMI adapter according to this link.

http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/No-audio-output-via-DP-gt-HDMI-converter-aft...

 

The next step is to connect the adapter to your monitor or TV using an HDMI cable.

HDMI can cost from around $10 to $100 depending on the brand.

On searching for HDMI cable, I noticed that there are several HDMI versions according to this site...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#Version_comparison

 

They are versions 1.0 , 1.1, 1.2, 1.2a, 1.3, 1.3a, 1.3b, 1.3c, 1.4, 1.4a

 

It was mentioned "Note that with the release of the version 1.4 cable, the HDMI Licensing LLC group (which oversees the HDMI standard) will require that any reference to version numbers be removed from all advertising from the cable only" 

I guess 1.4a is the best one.???:smileyindifferent:

 

In line with this...

 

What to look for in choosing the best HDMI cable to use so as to get the highest picture quality and audio clarity?:smileyhappy:

 (And at the same time not overkill and cost $100+)

 

 

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biznatch
Posts: 278
Registered: ‎03-30-2011
Location: Canada
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Re: Best HDMI Cable to use for Thinkpad laptop

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The best adapter and cable is probably the cheapest one (unless you need one that is like 50 feet long, then you'd need a slightly more expensive one).  Go to monoprice.com and buy an HDMI cable for $5, I've bought several from there, and plan to get some adapters and cables for my W520 soon.

 

eg.

 

adapter: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042803&p_id=5714&seq=1&for...

 

cable: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024008&p_id=3992&seq=1&for...

 

But they have several adapters and a million HDMI cables so look around a bit.

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There1
Posts: 81
Registered: ‎09-20-2010
Location: Italy
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Re: Best HDMI Cable to use for Thinkpad laptop

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Hi I have a ThinkPad T510 and want to connect my laptop to a TV or monitor via HDMI.  Could you just get THIS and eliminate the adapter?  Would it work for my T510 and would I get both video and audio?

Thanks :smileywink:

 

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SonicSam
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Registered: ‎12-25-2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Re: Best HDMI Cable to use for Thinkpad laptop

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There1 wrote:

Hi I have a ThinkPad T510 and want to connect my laptop to a TV or monitor via HDMI.  Could you just get THIS and eliminate the adapter?  Would it work for my T510 and would I get both video and audio?

Thanks :smileywink:

 


I am doing this with my W520. DisplayPort to HDMI cable without hassle. Getting both video and sound through it :smileyhappy:.

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stickx
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Registered: ‎06-04-2012
Location: Troy MI
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Re: Best HDMI Cable to use for Thinkpad laptop

+1  I have used monoprice in the past and been very happy with the price and quality. 

 


biznatch wrote:

 

The best adapter and cable is probably the cheapest one (unless you need one that is like 50 feet long, then you'd need a slightly more expensive one).  Go to monoprice.com and buy an HDMI cable for $5, I've bought several from there, and plan to get some adapters and cables for my W520 soon.

 

eg.

 

adapter: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042803&p_id=5714&seq=1&for...

 

cable: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024008&p_id=3992&seq=1&for...

 

But they have several adapters and a million HDMI cables so look around a bit.


 

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There1
Posts: 81
Registered: ‎09-20-2010
Location: Italy
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Re: Best HDMI Cable to use for Thinkpad laptop

Great to hear! I just order mine let's see how it goesss!
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SSDee
Posts: 283
Registered: ‎05-13-2012
Location: United States
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Re: Best HDMI Cable to use for Thinkpad laptop

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I'm with @Stickx. I have been running the $1.99 adapters and cables from various sources for the year+ I've owned my W520. Either a cable works or it doesn't. Don't let anyone fool you.

 

 

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Chatbox
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Registered: ‎11-04-2010
Location: Sydney
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Re: Best HDMI Cable to use for Thinkpad laptop

I feel sorry for anyone how pay more than US$5 for an HDMI cable...unless it's really long....