If you’re looking for a mini displayport to HDMI Adapter for your Macbook Pro, don’t go to the Apple site to make your purchase.
A Belkin mini displayport to HDMI adapter will set you back $29.95 from the Apple Store. The price will come to around $33 after delivery is considered.
However, if you purchase a mini displayport to HDMI adapter from eBay you will save up to $20 on your purchase… and the cable does the exact same thing as the more expensive one listed on Apple.com. Both of the cables featured below will output 1080p and audio.
For $12.98 you can purchase the below cable from eBay (a saving of $20). The seller ships to everywhere in the US and WorldWide. This cable does the exact same thing as the more expensive Belkin one.
If you’re in Europe, you can purchase the below mini displayport to HDMI adapter for a little under €8. I have purchased from this seller and the cable and quality of picture is perfect.
The Belkin cable and the mini displayports listed on eBay will each allow you to setup a second monitor from your Macbook Pro and allow you to hook up your Macbook Pro to your television. Except that one is much much cheaper than the other.
Now, to be clear – I’m not bashing on Apple or Belkin here. I’m just saying you can purchase cables that do the same exact thing but for a fraction of the price. The only true difference between Belkin’s cables and the ones listed on eBay is price.
Be smart and make a massive saving on a mini displayport to HDMI adapter by purchasing from eBay. Or, if you would prefer to overspend, you can go to the Apple Store and purchase the Belkin cable.