Questions & Answers for Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
179 Questions from the Community
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 work with a new MacBook Air 11"?
I currently use this cable with my mid 2010 13" MBP but thinking about changing to a 11" Air. Would this cable work on my 30" LCD with 2560 x 1600 resolution? Also I notice the 11" Air only has a Thunderbolt and not a mini DVI as per my MBP, would I need an adaptor?
Thanks in advance,
- Asked by Benjamin D from East Cowes
- 10 14, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this work with a new MacBook Air 11"?)
Is it possible to link 2 extra monitors to my macbook pro? One monitor is VGA and the other is DVI and I would like to connect them both.
I bought a splitter cable that splits the dvi signal into two outputs -one VGA and one DVI output but only one of the connected monitors pick up the signal when they are both plugged in, the other one says no signal and then goes to sleep.Best Answer:
to connect two displays to your macbook pro you'll need something like a matrox dualhead2go (google it). be careful which one you get, if you have the macbook pro with a dvi out then you'll need the Digital Edition, if you have a the model with the mini displayport you'll need the DP edition. cablewise for the DP edition you'll need a mini displayport to displayport, and two displayport to [your monitor's connection]. the digital edition has a dvi input and 2x dvi outputs.
- Answered by Michael N from Norman
- 11 21, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is it possible to link 2 extra monitors to my macbook pro? One monitor is VGA and the other is DVI and I would like to connect them both.)
Can I use my old but fully working monitor (Cinema HD display c.2006) with a new laptop?
I would like to buy a new macbook but have an older monitor. Is there an adapter I can use to make this possible? Otherwise I have a redundant perfect monitor!!
Thank you, Kate
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?)
Better to use this or a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adaptor?
I have a Dell U2711 with both DVI-D and DisplayPort inputs at 2560x1440. I have been using this DVI-D adaptor for about a month with a new Mac Mini. Works OK except that when the Mac Mini wakes up from sleep, sometimes the monitor has video snow and I have to power cycle it. (Yes, I am running 1.03 firmware).
There is a well-reviewed Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adaptor made by Altaz, on Amazon. Normally I would have bought this in the first place, but I was worried that it was not sold by the Apple Store. It's much cheaper with much better reviews than this product.
So should I try the Altaz adaptor? Is it better to go with Mini Display Port to DisplayPort rather than Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D? Is it a red flag that Apple does not sell a Mini Display Port to Display Port solution, but only the Mini Display Port to DVI-D product?
- Asked by Lewis S from Berkeley
- 09 22, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Better to use this or a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adaptor?)
Actually it turns out that the mini-display port to display port adaptor has reports of problems with the U2711, so I decided to stay with this mini-display port to dvi-d adaptor. I do get the snow on waking up from sleep a few times a week, I just turn the monitor off, then on and it goes away, so I lose about 20 seconds/week.
- Answered by Lewis S from Berkeley
- 10 24, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Better to use this or a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adaptor?)
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)
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?)
You need an Apple DVI to ADC adapter.
- Answered by John H from Yorba Linda
- 05 31, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Connect to ADC Display)
can I connect it to a 23" monitor instead of a 30"
- Asked by Shouyi H from North Rocks
- 01 22, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (can I connect it to a 23" monitor instead of a 30")
How do I hook up 2 30" cinema displays with the new Mac Pro 16 core? Can I use this cable for 1 and the Dual DVI out for the other?
- Asked by Robert K from Brooklyn
- 10 17, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (How do I hook up 2 30" cinema displays with the new Mac Pro 16 core? Can I use this cable for 1 and the Dual DVI out for the other?)
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Can it connect to the hd tv for a bigger view?
Like when I want to watch a movie can I connect the dvi to the tv so I can see it in a bigger screen?
- Asked by Maria M from Denver
- 08 5, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Can it connect to the hd tv for a bigger view?)
Can I use this cable to connect a 30" cinema display to my 15" MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt storage device in the daisy chain?
I have a 15" MacBook Pro. I'm currently using this cable to connect a 30" cinema display at full resolution to my Thunderbolt port and a USB port. I want to add a Thunderbolt storage solution. Is seems like I should be able to add a storage device, connect it directly to the MacBook Pro thunderbolt port with a thunderbolt cable, then connect the DVI adapter to the thunderbolt storage device at the end of the daisy chain (as long as the USB port connects back to the MacBook Pro). Anyone know if this will work? Will I lose resolution? I/O performance?
- Asked by George M from Phoenix
- 10 10, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use this cable to connect a 30" cinema display to my 15" MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt storage device in the daisy chain?)
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Does this device support the HDCP requirement of the HD video? If so, is there a special set of instructions for Thunderbolt port users?
- Asked by Daniel B from Ridgecrest
- 06 10, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Does this device support the HDCP requirement of the HD video? If so, is there a special set of instructions for Thunderbolt port users?)
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