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T500 Displayport - Does it carry an HDMI signal?

2009-11-20, 8:42 AM

Does anyone know whether the Displayport on the ThinkPad T500 transmits an HDMI signal natively, or is some sort of adapter required to connect the Displayport to an HDMI display? 


I ask because there seem to be two kinds of Displayport-to-HDMI cables on the market: active (i.e., that "translate" the signal into HDMI) and passive (that merely pass the signal to the HDMI port as-is).  I want to make sure I buy the right cable.  If the T500 Displayport "speaks" HDMI already, then a passive cable should be sufficient.  Does anyone know?


Also - can the integrated graphics in the T500 (x4500HD) handle a dual-display setup in which one screen is the Thinkpad LCD and the other is an external monitor connected via Displayport?  This isn't a problem with VGA, so I'd be surprised if Displayport couldn't do it, but I thought I'd ask.

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