Questions & Answers for Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
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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
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I connect a television feed to the iMac to use the monitor as a TV? HD too? If so which accessories would I need?)
Does this connect the MacBook Air to a late Mac desktop?
I'm not sure what to order to connect the MacBook Air to an older version of the Mac desktop. The Mac desktop is a 2007 or older. I want to make sure I order the correct adapter so that both screens can be viewed simultaneously.
- Asked by Reed M from Hoover
- 12 22, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Does this connect the MacBook Air to a late Mac desktop?)
I just bought a Dell SP2309W 2048 x 1152 resolution and I'm really confused in which Adapter I should buy this one or the Mini Displayport to DVI?
I'm really confused because I heard that the Mini Displayport to DVI adapter resolution only goes up to 1920 x 1200 max but my monitor's resolution is 2048 x 1152 so that won't work. And I was thinking to buy the Mini Displayport to dual-Link DVI Adapter but I herd it doesn't work with other monitors only the 30inch Apple Cinema Display and its way to much for an adapter. So what could I do im stuck is there anything I could do?Best Answer:
I'm using this monitor with an 11" Macbook Air and a cheap, 3rd party Mini Displayport to HDMI adapter. It's working fine in native resolution
I need to connect a MacBook Pro 15 inch (2009) to a Dell 2408 flat panel. Which adapter and cable?
DVI to DVI MacBook Pro to Dell 2408
- Asked by Brent D from Mesa
- 10 20, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I need to connect a MacBook Pro 15 inch (2009) to a Dell 2408 flat panel. Which adapter and cable?)
Your display has a 1920x1280 native resolution making it unnecessary to buy this adapter as it is designed for resolutions of 2560x1600. All you need is the standard mini-displayport to DVI adapter and a DVI cable. But don't be fooled, you will still get HD video from that little adapter.
- Answered by Ben S from Golden
- 10 27, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I need to connect a MacBook Pro 15 inch (2009) to a Dell 2408 flat panel. Which adapter and cable?)
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")
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.
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?)
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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How do I connect my Mac Mini to my Sony 1080P HD tv?
- Asked by Andy L from Richmond
- 11 24, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (How do I connect my Mac Mini to my Sony 1080P HD tv?)
My set up works flawlessly.
1. get a DVI to HDMI adapter ('chunky' plug - on end goes into the mac mini the other end creates the 'female' for the HDMI cable.
2. HDMI Cable.
that's it. just plug them in... tweak resolutions on tv and mac display to your liking. I tended to like the Overscan checked (system preferences/display/options)
- Answered by Gary W from Toronto
- 11 25, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (How do I connect my Mac Mini to my Sony 1080P HD tv?)
can i matrix 2 video inputs simultaneously on the same screen
- Asked by Lee O from La Canada Flintridge
- 01 14, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (can i matrix 2 video inputs simultaneously on the same screen)
Would this setup work? Mac Mini -> Mini DisplayPort to DVI Dual Link Adapter -> DVI Dual Link to HDMI Adapter -> HDMI Cable to 1080p TV? 2560x1600?
Would I be able to get the 2560x1600 resolution out of my Mac Mini if using the following series of adapters...
Mac Mini -> Mini DisplayPort to DVI Dual Link Adapter -> DVI Dual Link to HDMI Adapter -> HDMI Cable to 1080p TV?
Or would the HDMI adapter downscale the resolution?
I intend on using my 32" 1080p HDTV up close as a monitor, and therefore require a high resolution. Is this possible?
Help will be greatly appreciated.Best Answer:
You don't seem to understand the basic principles here. Your HDTV is 1920x1080 pixels resolution MAXIMUM. You cannot make that any higher, no matter how big the HDTV is (even a 70" screen), it's a physical number of pixels the manufacturer has made that screen to itself.
If you want a higher-than-HD resolution on a big screen you have to use a super-HD "extra high resolution" (hence generally more expensive than HDTV prices) monitor such as Apple's 30" or another brand such as Dell. These have 2560x1600 pixel resolutions, hence why they need this "Dual-Link" (ie. *special*) DVI adaptor to power those extra pixels that standard DVI cannot handle.
If you want to continue with the HDTV for a monitor (ie. 1920x1080 maximum resolution) you just need the standard connection cable (with an adaptor as needed: to DVI/VGA/HDMI on the back of the HDTV), not the Dual-Link one.
One other thing you can do is run TWO lower resolution screens (eg. 2x 1080 full HDTV's) that each run from the mini, to gain more resolution real estate (2x 1920x1080 = 3840x2160 over the two screens). One plugged into the Mini DVI port (with relevant adaptor to DVI or VGA or HDMI on first TV), another one into the Mini DisplayPort (with relevant adaptor to DVI or VGA or HDMI on second TV). Setting extended mode in your mini's System Pref's.
NB: some of those adaptors are made by Apple, some by third party.
Is this the same cord that comes with the new Cinema Display?
If not, then what is? I am interested in purchasing a MBP and would like to have a dual monitor system, but the price for the cinema display is hefty, and I don't have the room on my desk for it, so I will go with something a little smaller. I am wanting the know the best (and cheapest) way to connect a MBP to an off brand (HP) monitor.
I appreciate your help and am looking forward to dumping my PC. Thanks
- Asked by David L from Belton
- 05 18, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Is this the same cord that comes with the new Cinema Display?)
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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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?
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?)