Questions & Answers for Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
178 Questions from the Community
How can I watch a movie from my iPad on my tv
I want to watch a movie I down loaded on my iPad threw my tv
- Asked by Sandy R from Sharptown
- 07 8, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (How can I watch a movie from my iPad on my tv)
Yes. There are two choices:
1) As the first poster noted, get an AppleTV. Most versatile choice and lets you display certain output like Video , pictures on the TV as well as play music from the iPad. A nice solution.
2) A cheaper solution is to get the Apple Composite AV Cable (MC748ZM)
Note that not all apps are built to support output from the iPad to the TV, but those games that do support it are awesome!
- Answered by Aleck C from Bowie
- 02 4, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (How can I watch a movie from my iPad on my tv)
I wish to connect my work Dell laptop PC to my iMac at home so the iMac monitor, and hopefully, the iMac keyboard, control my laptop.
- Asked by Fred T from Pleasant Hill
- 10 15, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I wish to connect my work Dell laptop PC to my iMac at home so the iMac monitor, and hopefully, the iMac keyboard, control my laptop.)
Correction to my last post, if you have the latest 27'' iMac I just found out it DOES support video input. There is no further information from apple on this function but the computer only has 1 video port which is a mini-displayport. I would conclude from this that the port acts as both video in and video out.
you betcha - this i.e. exactly what it is for
- Answered by Andrew K from Adelaide
- 09 24, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is this cable the one to hook the OLD 30" LCD CINEMA Display to a Macbook Pro 17" ??)
I have 2 iMacs and I would like to connect them both to an external monitor. Also be able to switch between the two. How can I do that?
I have a personal iMac and an iMac used strictly for work on loan from my employer. I have limited space in my office. I need a way to connect both of my iMacs preferably through dvi to 1 LCD monitor. I want to be able to use that LCD monitor as a second display on both iMacs with the ability to switch between computers. I've read that a KVM switch maybe what I'm looking for. However I've also read it described as a way to control 2 PC's with one keyboard and mouse, that is not what I'm looking for. Any help would be appreciated.
- Asked by Francisco R from Zephyrhills
- 05 11, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (I have 2 iMacs and I would like to connect them both to an external monitor. Also be able to switch between the two. How can I do that?)
The 30" Apple Cinema Display has four cables that come out the back 1) Dual-Link DVI, 2) USB 2, 3) Firewire 400, and 4) power. I believe the adapter's USB port was put there to allow the adapter to supply power to the 30" ACD two USB ports. So although the adapter is suitable for any Dual-Link DVI monitor, Apple certainly wanted it to work with it's own monitor.
Interestingly, the adapter does not have a socket for Firewire 400 so, the Firewire 400 cable from the monitor goes unused and thus the two Firewire 400 ports on the back of the monitor no longer function.
- Answered by Barry B from Placentia
- 06 27, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (What's the point of the USB port on this adapter? Is it just an extension to plug things into?)
Will this allow me to use my iMac 27" as an external display for my PC which requires dual-link DVI (NVidia GTX 280)?
- Asked by Jose D from Providence
- 12 7, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this allow me to use my iMac 27" as an external display for my PC which requires dual-link DVI (NVidia GTX 280)?)
According to Apple Support who I spoke to last night, the answer is no. This adapter is meant for DVI outplut to a monitor and can't be used for connecting a computer with DVI to the iMac with mini displayport. They are depending on 3rd party vendors to provide adapters allowing non-Macs to use the iMac as a display.
- Answered by Jose D from Providence
- 12 8, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will this allow me to use my iMac 27" as an external display for my PC which requires dual-link DVI (NVidia GTX 280)?)
I would possibly go with apple TV if I were you. I currently use or extend my monitor in the office here to a 55" LG via apple TV, I believe that a 2013 model imac should have capability to do this. In my circumstance I can mirror my desktop or just extend my current working area.
Just looked at the post date, chances are you've probably worked through this problem already.
- Answered by John M from Edinburgh
- 02 2, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (want to connect my iMAC 27 version 10.9 purchase 8-2-13 to a TV smart panasonic)
Do I need to take up one of my USB ports on my MBP when using this dual link mini-dvi cable?
I just upgraded my MBP to the latest model. It no longer has an input DVI port as the old one did. I also have a MAC 30" monitor. I am not sure if I need to take up one of the 2 USB ports for theDual-Link DVI adapter. I have the mini-dvi port plugged in, but am a bit stumped as if or why I would need to take up one USB ports.
- Asked by Gregory M from Raleigh
- 12 6, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Do I need to take up one of my USB ports on my MBP when using this dual link mini-dvi cable?)
This adapter does need to be connected to a USB port for power in order to function. To alleviate the port blockage, it has a USB repeated built into the unit itself. However, there have been many people experiencing screen flickering and distortion due to the USB ports on laptops providing insufficient power. The solution is to plug the USB cable powering the dongle into a powered hub or AC iphone/ipod charger.
- Answered by John G from Madison
- 01 12, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Do I need to take up one of my USB ports on my MBP when using this dual link mini-dvi cable?)
Can I connect Mac mini to dual led TVs as monitors using HDMI
I have just ordered a new Mac mini as part of my refurbishing of my home audio recording studio. I am hoping to run dual monitors so in logic I can have the arrange window on one screen and the mixer on another screen and was hoping to do this most cost effectively by buying a couple of full HD LED 24" TVs and connecting somehow via HDMI. Is this possible and if so what do I need to make it happen?
- Asked by Daniel M
- 01 10, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I connect Mac mini to dual led TVs as monitors using HDMI)
I need what's on my Macbook pro screen to be playing over multiple televisions, How can I make this happen?
I'm a dj and run a program called serato which plays videos. I know this is possible because I see it places all the time. How can I make it happen? Is there an adapter to go with multiple outputs, such as RCA, and s-video?
- Asked by Dennis F from Columbia
- 04 23, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I need what's on my Macbook pro screen to be playing over multiple televisions, How can I make this happen?)
Will a Mini DisplayPort connector on a Dual-Link DVI to Mini DisplayPort adapter plug into a thunderbolt port on the new cylindrical Mac Pro and work?
I have two 30" Apple monitors that have DVI connectors. I want to buy a new MacPro, but use my two old 30" monitors. I'm trying to find a solution for this since the Mac Pro doesn't have DVI connections.Answer
Yes. That is how I use it: Mac Pro cylinder connected to the old 30" cinema display.
Yes, all that is needed are the proper cables. I am using a display port to DVI and a DVI - HDMI adapter then run the HDMI cable to the TV. I am using this setup and I am running it at 1080P and using the entire screen.
- Answered by Sean E from Yuma
- 02 13, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can you connect my iMac via mini display port to a 42inch 1080P LCD TV, Using all of the screen)
Will this enable a 144Hz refresh rate on a monitor?
I am looking to by an Asus monitor model number VG248QE. It is a 144Hz monitor and would like to know if a MacBook Pro late 2010 will be able to support it.
- Asked by Tyler L from Dundalk
- 07 4, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this enable a 144Hz refresh rate on a monitor?)
This adapter only supports 270MHz pixel clock as far as I have been able to work out. I have managed to get a 120Hz (1920x1080) signal out of it but wouldn´t imagine that you could achieve 144Hz. I would use a mini displayport to displayport cable instead since the monitor has displayport input.
- Answered by Espen B from Point Frederick
- 07 5, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will this enable a 144Hz refresh rate on a monitor?)
How can i add three monitors to my iMac?
My brother gave me two of his monitors and I already have extra monitor that i use with my imac. I dont want to sell the extra 2 monitors i got. How can i connect the extra 2 monitors to my imac?
- Asked by Michael M from Colorado Springs
- 03 18, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (How can i add three monitors to my iMac?)
What cable I need to connect Mac mini to a display with DVI connection
- Asked by Gabor B from Victorville
- 06 24, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (What cable I need to connect Mac mini to a display with DVI connection)