Cinemin Swap Alternatives

Cinemin Swap – used to connect a digital source, such as most laptops and netbooks to a Cinemin Slice or Swivel – has been a difficult find recently.

As such, we have two great alternatives for you should you want to connect your device sooner rather than later.

We’ve split these solutions up into two parts: The easy, convenient method and the slightly more complicated, but cheaper method.

Option 1

This all-in-one Mini DisplayPort | ThunderBolt to TV RCA Composite Video and S-Video Converter replicates the functions of the Cinemin Swap. It’s easy to use, but is more expensive.

Option 2

This requires the assembly of two cables.

The VGA to TV RCA AV 3 Adapter Cable (attached to your computer)

and the 3 RCA AV Video Cable

This cable connects to the included RCA to single jack cable in your Cinemin Slice or Swivel box.

This solution is slightly more complicated (due to the connection of several wires), however is much more cost efficient.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment and we’ll do our best to get you back to projecting asap!

Recent Comments

  1. I went to brookstone to get a cinemin projector and they only had one left and had no cinemin swaps left. Are the cinemin swaps going to be made available at brookstone again or any other retailers?

    • Hi Joe. Thanks for your interest in Cinemin! It’s possible that Swap is no longer produced, therefore we suggest using one of the alternatives as a way to connect your Cinemin to your monitor/laptop.

  2. I’ve got a MacBook Pro with a mini display port, but not a vga port. How could I connect my Cinemin Swivel to my MacBook Pro and on what site could I buy it?

  3. Hello,

    I was wondering how to do the iPad 2 mirroring using the Cinemin projector? I could not find Cinemin Swap anywhere. Is there another way to do the mirroring process? Please please please help!


    • Hi Nina, thanks for your question. You can use a Cinemin projector directly with your iPad with the included apple connector. Given that Apple restricts what you can output to video, you can download an app that allows you to expand the possibilities and mirror your internet browser, maps, Facebook and documents in addition to the video-out apps that are already enabled (Youtube, photos, videos). We blogged about it on the TechShop blog (TV Out Genie)

      Hope this helps!

      • Thanks for the reply! But I was wondering if there was a way to play Hulu + on the Cinemin? Cause when I tried, it only played on my iPad and didnt show on projector screen. Is there a way to do this?

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