Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adapter. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.
Use the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter to connect an advanced digital monitor, such as the 20- or 23-inch Apple Cinema Display, that includes a DVI connector. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer of your monitor to make sure you're choosing the right adapter.
Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports
Answers from the community
On the new MacBookPro how do I hook up to external DVI monitor?
- Asked by Ernie G from Largo
- on Feb 27, 2012
Thunderbolt and Mini display port are the same connector! Any of the Mini display port adapters can Thunderbolt and Mini display port are the same connector! Any of the Mini display port adapters can be plugged into the Thunderbolt port. Once Thunderbolt drives are available you will have to daisy chain displays and drives off the one Thunderbolt connector.
- Written by Jason S from Waverley
- on Jul 25, 2016
how do I hook up my macbook air to my TV?
- Asked by David R from Santa Fe
- on May 27, 2014
IF your MBA is a late 2010 (ie. Latest) model, the Mini DisplayPort will carry audio as well as vide IF your MBA is a late 2010 (ie. Latest) model, the Mini DisplayPort will carry audio as well as video. So - IF your TV has a HDMI port, you would be better off buying a Moshi Mini DP to HDMI adapter, so the audio can play through the TV.
- Written by Fraser A from Jersey
- on Jun 13, 2016
How do I connect two monitors to my mac mini? What cables do I need please help?
- Asked by Dawn A from Leeds
- on May 1, 2015
Assuming you are using a recent Mac Mini with a HDMI port and a Thunderbolt port: Connect to one mon Assuming you are using a recent Mac Mini with a HDMI port and a Thunderbolt port: Connect to one monitor using a standard HDMI cable. Connect to the second monitor using a MiniDisplay/Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter with an HDMI cable. Hope this helps!
- Written by Cody S from Shreveport
- on Jul 20, 2016
I have a late 2013 macbook pro. I need to know what I need to connect it to my LG HDMI-ready TV. Thank you.
- Asked by Cheri G from Tuscumbia
- on Oct 15, 2015
Is the thunderbolt display port on my macbook pro an input or an output only?
- Asked by Clark N from Marina
- on Jun 26, 2015
Thunderbolt is, depending on your Mac, either one or two 10 Gbps bi-directional streams in the case Thunderbolt is, depending on your Mac, either one or two 10 Gbps bi-directional streams in the case of Thunderbolt 1. Thunderbolt 2 ups that to 20 Gbps. The MacBook Air is too thin for a full-sized controller, so it gets a single bi-directional stream, other Macs have dual bi-directional streams. The Thunderbolt port is compatible with MiniDisplayPort displays. Otherwise Thunderbolt can provide audio, video, data & power to external devices like Apple's Thunderbolt display or various brands of hubs. What I'm trying to say is that Thunderbolt is not a one-way connection but the visually-similar Mini DisplayPort is output-only. I once connected a Thunderbolt hub to a MacBook Air & was able to connect four external HDs, one via Thunderbolt, one via Firewire 800, one via USB 3 & another via USB 2. This left a USB 3 port unused, so I connected a DVI display via a Display-Link USB adaptor. Everything worked fine, indicating two-way compatibility with HDs & one way with a display. I suspect you have a HDMI --> Mini DisplayPort cable, rather than HDMI --> Thunderbolt.
- Written by Peter E from Pakenham
- on Jul 6, 2016
I want to connect my iPad Air 2 to a VGA projector, which connector do I need please?
- Asked by Ann H from Maidenhead
- on May 14, 2015