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Where can I buy an Active DisplayPort -> HDMI adapter?

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Hi Folks,

 

I ponder where in Sydney (Epping, Chatswood, Ryde preferred) can I buy an Active DisplayPort to HDMI adapter on a Saturday? I have decided to add a third 24" monitor to my Astrolab PC ('cause there are that many programs interacting to run sometimes) and I need more screen real- estate. I have an Radeon 6800 card with two DVI links and a full sized DisplayPort driver and I accidentally only sourced a passive DisplayPort to HDMI adapter - so I need to get a refund on that one as AMD states the third monitor will only be detected using an Active adapter.

 

Any suggestions of where around me I might pick up one of these things as a walk in customer?

 

Something like http://www.startech.com/au/AV/Displayport-Converters/DisplayPort-to-HDMI-Active-Video-and-Audio-Adapter-Converter-DP-to-HDMI-1920x1200~DP2HDS

 

 

Many thanks,

 

Matthew

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Looks like a negative for JBHiFi, Jaycar and Officeworks. They all have adaptors but looks like they're just passthru passive types.

 

Any decent computer chain stores in your area like MSY?

 

Other suspects might be Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Bing Lee - but given that more specialist chains don't bother I wouldn't have high hopes.

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I used to rely on Fluidtek (seems that disappeared 2-3 years ago), CCPU in Carlingford - they are better than okay for reasonably common things, Harris Technology (they were sold yesterday) for common cables etc, and a local PC shop for everyday items.

 

I know CY computers in the city opposite Adelong stock them, and AusPCMarkets can order them in. I just need a store open on this long weekend!

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Ended up getting one deliver from AusPCMarkets today for all up $60.

 

Installed it and powered everything on - all three monitors blank - oh oh.

 

Took it out and same behaviour. Removed the power cable from the PSU and the adapter - first two monitors spring back to life :)

 

Re-insert the adapter - third monitor still isn't detected - but other two monitors stay on :). Remove adapter and push it in really firmly - all the way this time apparently, because right then and there everything springs to life!

 

Yippee. Now I have to wait for good weather and then try and fix a small leak happening almost right above my monitors from where I almost stepped thru the roof!

 

Must say that the three monitor set up looks really good. Astronomy is one hobby where you could probably easily take advantage of a six monitor set up!

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Six... nah!

Just build a geodesic dome and use them in lieu of glass.

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Hmm, just thinking,

 

One for your skychart

Two for your cameras

One for your guide program

One for the focuser and dome

One for Utilities like polar alignment checker

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