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Blue Screen Again
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.???Smiley Indifferent

 

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?Smiley Happy

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

 

 

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802.11n
Posts: 297
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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Serial Port
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 Smiley Wink

 

Punch Card
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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 Smiley Wink

 


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

Punch Card
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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.


 

Serial Port
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!
Token Ring
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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.

 

 

Token Ring
Posts: 493
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....

SCSI Port
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Registered: ‎01-03-2012
Location: Massachusetts
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Re: Best HDMI Cable to use for Thinkpad laptop

do you know of this cable is for a Thinkpad W500?   thanks.


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 Smiley Wink

 


 

SCSI Port
Posts: 68
Registered: ‎01-03-2012
Location: Massachusetts
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Re: Best HDMI Cable to use for Thinkpad laptop


SonicSam wrote:

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 Smiley Wink

 


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


Hi sonic if you're still around--     Would this cable work for Thinkpad W500?  (and get both video & audio?)  Is the whole W series pretty much the same?

Thanks so much.

Massachustts