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Re: Displayport to HDMI with audio

2009-07-07, 18:32 PM
I appreciate the moderator leaving in the word "greedy" used in my last post with reference to our present corporate mentality. That's a tough one to cut out ain't it? The other word that was cut out could have alternately been "short-sighted".
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Re: Displayport to HDMI with audio "UNSOLVED"

2009-08-08, 21:49 PM

I saw this thread marked SOLVED and so assumed there was a solution to the audio output over display port.

 

But after reading the entire thread I see that NOTHING WAS SOLVED.  Still no audio over the display port.  Isn't the W700 supposed to be the highest end notebook out there?  At least my old Dell had a digital output.

 

And Lenovo hasn't come up with any valid answer to WHeadley's questions...  Why is the thread marked SOLVED?  Wish I read the thread before I bought my $5000 machine with $450 BluRay drive.

 

I feel a bit misled.

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Re: Displayport to HDMI with audio "UNSOLVED"

2009-08-08, 22:01 PM
The thread is marked "solved" because the original question was answered in the thread, and the original poster accepted the answer. To be sure, this is not the answer any of us like, but that is beyond the point.
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Re: Displayport to HDMI with audio "UNSOLVED"

2009-08-11, 13:33 PM

Voodoo,

 

I agree that solved probably doesn't best reflect the state of the discussion....

 

The solution function in the forum might best be refined to say answered rather than solved because solved implies a positive resolution to the issue, when there was not one in this particular case...  

 

Howerever, Lenovo's answer on this issue is that we do not support audio on display port at this time.  That is the answer - we aren't going to redesign and rework all the boards, and it's not a simple bios tweak.   It's still not clear to me that competitor laptops of the same vintage support this as an integrated function, so I'm not sure all the conspiracy theories are really appropriate. 

 

If every other vendor had full support of this function - audio available and working on display port, then I would agree that this may well have been an oversight on our part.  So, again, who has a competitor Laptop of the same vintage that provides audio out on on display port?  What brand, what model?

 

 

Mark

 

 

 

 

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Re: Displayport to HDMI with audio

2009-08-20, 9:54 AM

Hi to everyone,

 

It seems idea to buy "high-end" laptop ThinkPad W500 was my big mistake. First, there is crippled video driver which does not allow to use integrated and discrete cards simultaneously (and switch between them) and now I found out this "high-end" machine CAN NOT output audio during connect to TV through Display Port.

 

I tried to same DP-HDMI cable to connect same TV (Samsung LE46A656) with Dell Latitude E6500 and this high-end machine (which is cheaper than W500) CAN output audio as great as video.

 

So, Lenovo, what it means?

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Re: Displayport to HDMI with audio

2009-08-20, 18:59 PM

Haven't really been here since......

 

Mark: with respect, after seeing all these reply and the offer by other companies:  just admit this is Lenovo's oversight and be done with it.

 

Since Lenovo is not going to change motherboard or updating existing W500 with newer model then there's no point to say what Lenovo's view on this (not going support it at this time, not going to bla bla bla) - for most customers that's simply sound like excuse.

 

Let Lenovo apologize and say its an oversight so you can restore some confidence of the new/existing buyers - oh it seems like you never hear my advise of putting a warning sign "no audio output in Displayport" on your product page to warn potential buyer about this issue - quit a shame.

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Re: Displayport to HDMI with audio'm o

2009-09-14, 22:37 PM

HI, I'M ONE OF THE DISSAPOINTED USERS OF T500 WITHOUT AUDIO SUPPORT ON DISPLAYPORT.

 

HAVE A QUESTION TO LENOVO GUYS: WHY DON'T YOU AT LEAST MAKE AN ADAPTER/CONVERTER CONNECTING LAPTOP'S AUDIO OUT AND DISPLAYPORT INTO ONE HDMI PORT???

 

I imagine that as a small box with 2 ports and a cable:

INPUT1: male DISPLAYPORT

INPUT2: min-jack connector (on short cable) to connect to Laptop's analog "Audio out" port

OUTPUT: female HDMI port (video taken from INPUT1, audio from INPUT2)

 

then we could have at least digital vidieo and analog audio on hdtv...

 

(sorry for my eng)

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Re: Displayport to HDMI with audio'm o

2009-09-14, 22:59 PM

This won't work as Lenovo has disabled digital audio from ALL ports on the W Series (W500/W700) and only has coax digital out on their docking station. :smileyindifferent:. Audio from the audio out port will be 2 channel analog stereo and is of very poor quality.

 

My opinion is that Lenovo went overboard trying to appease DRM concerns because they had to go out of their way to disable all this functionality across the board. Even my 3 year old Sony AR190 had optical audio out via the headphone jack AND HDMI w/ full digital audio support.

 

The only hope might be an expresscard adio product but I haven't seen one yet that does this. So bottome line, no minidock, no digital audio period.

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Re: Displayport to HDMI with audio'm o

2009-09-14, 23:13 PM

I want to watch movies on my TV (it has HDMI port, no displayport), so whatever quality it would be, it would still be better than laptop's speakers.

 

Also, I don't see benefits of ext. soundcard or minidock either - how would you make a TV in 'HDMI' mode play audio from a different source than HDMI? To my knowledge, it is not possible - audio&video must both go through the same HDMI cable.  At least I don't see any option to change it in my Panasonic Viera...

 

 

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Re: Displayport to HDMI with audio'm o

2009-09-15, 9:05 AM

looks like somebody is already working on such a box, but for APPLE MACBOOK :-(:

 

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/07/prweb2622184.htm

 

Wonder if it's gonna work with T500/W500 ?

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