Questions & Answers for Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
178 Questions from the Community
Can I connect Lenovo laptop (with VGA port) to an '08 Macbook (not pro) that only has USB ports to get extended screens?
- Asked by Melanie K from Aurora
- 06 20, 14
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Is this the only adapter that fits the mini display port on the second generation Macbook Pro?
I am trying to find an adapter so that I can use my computer wither with my tv or a second monitor. This is the only wire I can find that will fit the new mini display port. Is there one more similar to the cheaper adapter for the older macbooks or is this the only wire that will fit my mini display port?
- Asked by Michelle S from Tewksbury
- 02 22, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Is this the only adapter that fits the mini display port on the second generation Macbook Pro?)
can I use/connect 1 of the 2 dvi connectors for a single display and get around to using the second dvi connector for second display later?
Will this work with my macbook?
I have a macbook (not a pro) and I wanted to know if this will work with it? I want to invest in a large monitor for editing my photos with, will this adapter do the job?
- Asked by Chelsea B from Rome
- 02 28, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this work with my macbook?)
It depends on the input of the monitors. DVI or VGA.
You can get a third-party DVI to HDMI adapter, but Apple doesn't have one.
So then you could use DVI cables, VGA cables or HDMI cables.
Now, if you have a Mac Pro you are in luck, because you can install a second video card... if you have a MacBOOK Pro, you are screwed, as you can only drive ONE external monitor.
If you are considering a USB video adapter, don't as moving images are terrible over USB.
- Answered by Tony L from Fredericton
- 01 13, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (what cable do I need to connect two 27" moniotrs to a new Mac Pro?)
I thought the regular Mini DisplayPort to DVI wasn't supposed to work for connecting my 30" Cinema Screen to my plain MacBook, but it seems to.
Except that the max resolution of the MacBook is weak. The Dual Link can't help with the res issue, can it?
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You do not need this adaptor to connect your Viewsonic monitor. This adaptor is just for "dual link" high resolution monitors, such as the Apple 30" Cinema Display. For your monitor, you can use the standard Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter ($29).
- Answered by Jason G from Big Oak Flat
- 12 13, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can i connect a mac book pro retina display to a viewsonic 22" VG2239m-LED with this cable)
MiniDisplayPort to DVI Dual-link + Dual-link splitter?
Currently I have two DVI monitors (Dell 19", 1600x1200 each) connected to a dual link splitter on my desktop PC. I want to replace the PC with my MBP (2011) and drive both monitors as my primary desktop. Will the MBP see the splitter as two monitors the way the PC does? Or will it see them as a single larger screen? I'm concerned that it will see the monitors as a single screen and then my dock will end up split across the two.
- Asked by Brandon F from San Jose
- 08 27, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (MiniDisplayPort to DVI Dual-link + Dual-link splitter?)
you couldn't [easily] use the imac monitor for a tv display, but you can get a usb tv tuner (that has a video input like coaxial or rca or component) and use that to put tv signal to computer to display on the screen. if you don't need cable or satellite tv, my imac works great for netflix and dvd movies :). there are USB bluray drives you can buy, also, allowing playback and recording of bluray discs on your mac (which WILL be worth it with the imac's native resolution and screen size).
- Answered by Michael N from Norman
- 11 21, 09
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How do I connect two apple 30" LED cinema displays to a 27" iMac?
I currently have one cinema display connected to my imac through the cable it came with and would like to connect another identical apple cinema display in addition to it. Which cable would I need for this?
- Asked by Christopher B
- 08 21, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (How do I connect two apple 30" LED cinema displays to a 27" iMac?)
Is there a Mini Display Extension?
- Asked by Mark L from Montreal
- 08 15, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Is there a Mini Display Extension?)
What do I need to connect a new 2010 MacBook Pro to a screen with a 30 (not 24) pin male VDG device (an older Apple Cinema HD Display-cleargreyframe)?
What do I need to connect a 2010 MacBook Pro to a 30 pin male VDG device (an older Apple Cinema HD Display)
- Asked by Carrie B from Louisville
- 11 28, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (What do I need to connect a new 2010 MacBook Pro to a screen with a 30 (not 24) pin male VDG device (an older Apple Cinema HD Display-cleargreyframe)?)
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Will this cable adapter allow me to connect my late 2008 Macbook Pro, 15inch, to an Asus PB278Q 27inch monitor? Flawlessly?
I am trying to upgrade my monitor, coming from an ages old 21inch Acer.
- Asked by Andrej V from San Francisco
- 12 26, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this cable adapter allow me to connect my late 2008 Macbook Pro, 15inch, to an Asus PB278Q 27inch monitor? Flawlessly?)
Will this adapter work with MacPro 2014 and a 30" Apple Cinema display?
I would like to know if adapter will provide full resolution for the 30"ACD.
- Asked by Christopher C from Miller Place
- 07 16, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this adapter work with MacPro 2014 and a 30" Apple Cinema display?)
Yes. Mac Pro supports DVI displays using Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapters. Use a single-link DVI adapter such as the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter for DVI displays with a resolution up to 1920x1200. Use a Dual-Link DVI adapter such as the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter for resolutions up to 2560x1600.
Mac Pro supports a total of two single-link DVI displays. If you connect a third DVI display using a passive adapter or a display via HDMI, it will cause one of the three displays to become inactive.
- Answered by Ron P from Brooklyn
- 08 3, 14
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can i connect a macbook air to two monitors?
- Asked by David N from Rockville
- 08 6, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (can i connect a macbook air to two monitors?)