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[Discuss] Large DVI monitor

On Aug 16, 2011, at 2:14 PM, Matt Shields wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 9:44 PM, Dan Ritter <dsr at> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 07, 2011 at 09:22:23PM -0400, Shirley M?rquez D?lcey wrote:
>>> Monitors bigger than 1920x1200 will need a dual-link DVI connection
>>> if they don't have a DisplayPort input (which means pretty much
>>> anybody other than Apple), so make sure to get the dual-link DVI
>>> adapter for your MacBook Pro. (The first message said a Mac Pro
>>> which would be a desktop system but a later one said it was a
>>> MacBook Pro.) There are two versions of the DVI adapter; the
>>> dual-link one costs more.
>> Recent high-end Radeon and NVidia video cards tend to come with
>> DisplayPort, too.
> It looks like someone has come out with an adapter to allow you to hook up
> non-DP computer to Apple's Cinema Display.  No idea what the quality is
> like.  But the price tag is $150 which I think is a little high.

It gets expensive when you need to convert dual-link dvi to displayport,
there are cheaper adapters that do single-link dvi to dp -- I have one
that cost me all of $35, and lets me hook up any dvi computer to my 24"
Apple mini-dp display (1920x1200 resolution). Was a ByteCC model from
newegg, iirc. Anything higher resolution does require dual-link though,
if I'm thinking clearly.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at

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