Macbook (late 2016) – 4k@60hz using Sensevision 1534?

Updated on 16-12-2016 in Adapters and Cables
1 on 13-12-2016

I have the newest MacBook pro (13″) and want to try to get 4k@60hz on my Dell P2715Q monitor.  I bought the Sensevision 1534 adapter thinking that I could plug the HDMI from the sense vision to my monitor’s HDMI port, but when I do this, no video signal is being sent.

I see that the adapter says that it requires “DisplayPort Alt Mode”.  What does that mean?  Do I need a different cable?

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Hi Sixo,

A USB type C output does not necessarily supports output for video signals. The output will need to have Display Alt Mode support for that to work. Your MacBook Pro has Thundelbolt3 which has full support for Displayport, so that is not the the problem.
I saw in the specs;

4K 3840 x 2160 (DisplayPort: 60 Hz, HDMI: 30 Hz).
Please connect the CSV-1534, connect screen and turn it on. Then please reboot the MAC, it should not recognize the screen. However i dont think your screen supprot higher then 30Hz in 4K over HDMI.
Perhaps you can better use a CAC-1507 USB Type C to DP1.2 Adapter plus a CAC-1163 DP-to-MiniDp 1.2 Cable to get 4k60Hz to your screen. You will probably need to enable DO1.2 in the settings for your screen first …
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