Questions & Answers for Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
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Apple Cinema HD Display: Resolution: 1920 x 1200 Depth: 32-Bit Color
I have an Apple Cinema HD Display: Resolution: 1920 x 1200 Depth: 32-Bit Color which is connected to a G5 PPC through which it is powered. Can I use this, for example, in conjunction with a new Intel power book? How do I power the screen.? Will thunderbolt work with this screen?
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what cable do I require to connect my unibody macbook pro to my 30 inch apple display
also the 30 inch display needs a 400 fire wire connection and usb, the usb is no problem and presumably I can get a 400 to 800 fire wire adapter but how do i run the fire wire to my audio unit/hard drives?
You'll need the Mini-DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter. It is scarily expensive (i.e $99 or around 65 pounds sterling) but should work although I'd hold off until the problems with the DisplayPort adapters get fixed. For now I'd say buy the Mini-DisplayPort to DVI adapter which is cheaper but will not give you your full set of resolutions. The FireWire will work fine as the FireWire 800 to 400 adapter will make your MacBook's FireWire port act as if it was a regular FireWire 400 port.
- Answered by Ed N from Blackpool
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does this work with all tis???
does the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter work with all TVs including Acoustic Solution (AS) TVs???
- Asked by Joseph R
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will this cable with hdmi adapor on the other end alloww me to hook up my ps3
- Asked by Elizabeth D from Grosse Pointe Woods
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WHAT ADAPTER IS NEED TO USE A DUAL (2) MONITOR SETUP FOR MAC MINI
I have MAC MINI (Serial #G87221GMWOD), MODELIDENTIFIER "macmini1,1", (1.83 GHz), Intel Core Duo, 2 cores, 2 GB.
I currently have one monitor. a ViewSonic
Resolution: 1440 x 900 @ 60 Hz
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
I would like to add another monitor similar to my current ViewSonic, except for a larger display (22").
As I am not technically inclined, not to mention I'm 81 years old, I would appreciate your information as to how to setup/attach the new monitor to my current setup. The end result being that both monitors display the same information.
I appreciate and thank you for any assistance may be able to pass along to me.
Very truly you,
Franklin B. Dreyer
- Asked by Franklin B. D from North Quincy
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Hi Mr. Dreyer,
Unfortunately the model of Mac Mini that you have only supports one monitor. The new model that was recently released has two display outputs (Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort) whereas yours only has one (Mini DVI).
I am unaware of any method for splitting that single display output to allow it to connect to two monitors. I'm very sorry
- Alex R.
- Answered by Alex R from Miami
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how to use the adapter in BC windows 7 with Mac Air
I have a new Mac Air, and Use Windows 7, but i can't use adapter in Windows7.
how to use the adapter in BC windows 7 with Mac Air
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Will the Adapter Make the Laptop Screen go Blank?
I want the screen image to display on the screen of my Early 2011 MacBook Pro, as well as on whatever I plug into the adapter. Will it do this?
- Asked by Linda R from Ridgefield
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I am new to apple (migrated from a PC to iMac about 2-3 weeks ago).
Purchased a Mini DisplayPort Adapter for DVI only because the store did not have a HDMI adapter.
Hooking up the adapter between the iMac and my 23" external display was very easy. The iMac display configuration was also easy. The system did an excellent job of determining the best resolution for the external display.
I chose not to "mirror" the two displays (what shows on the primary display also shows on the other). I like to bring up a window of what I want shown and then drag that window to the external display presentation area for viewing. That way, if I have notes or something else I want to do it does not show up on the external display. Works very well if you are giving a presentation and want to bring up key notes, document questions and answers during your presentation, or look up something on the web during a presentation.
I believe your MacBook Pro will operate in a very similar manner as an iMac. Please check with a staff member at your local Apple store. They will be able to clarify your MacBook Pro display capabilities and make configuration recommendations to best suit your needs.
I hope this information helped you.
- Answered by Greg R from Galena
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I have a MacBook late 2009. I would like to connect via the Mini DisplayPort to a Panasonic 2003 plasma TV screen via the VGA socket. Would it work?
The TV screen's full model name is Panasonic TH-42PW5, date around 2003. Thank you for any help.
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Is this what I need to hook up a 13.3 Mac book Pro to my NEC Multisync CRT monitor?
I have an NEC Multi-sync CRT monitor and am thinking about purchasing a Mac Book Pro 13.3 refurbished unit. Will this adapter allow me to do so?
- Asked by John B from Louisville
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As for myself, this adapter can do only 1920x1080 at 60Hz.
I had a 17" from 2006 which worked perfectly at 1920x1200, with no adapters as the laptop had a DVI. With the 15" of 2010 and the VGA adapter, I can't reach the maximum resolution of my screen.
- Answered by Cyril C
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what do I use to connect apple tv- to a panasonic tv model #th-37pa20
- Asked by Jacquie A from Cowichan Bay
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Will this work with a late-2011 Mac Book Pro 15 inch? I'm confused about whether it has a thunderbolt port or a mini displayport, or are they the same
Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor - mac book pro compatibilityAnswer
I have a 2010 Mac Book and this will work with a mini display port. To know if it is mini display port, the symbol is a square with a line on both sides of the square. Thunderbolt's symbol is a thunder bolt. It will probably work because it works with my 2010 mac and a Mac Book Pro with a thunderbolt port. A thunderbolt port will allow for you to connect a hard drive and have fast data transfers and use a screen but the mini display port will only let you connect to a screen. Hope I helped.
- Answered by Philippe Y from Burnaby
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could i use it with boot camp
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Does this adapter carry analog signals, converts it, or uses apple trickery?
This is really bugging me. I want to hook my unibody mbp up to my tv via composite cable. Composite is roughly the analog components of VGA. VGA is analog, correct? but the pin-out on the mini display port does not specify a dedicated analog path. but it does have vague reverences to non-video data lines (pin 2 and 4)
I have tried mini DP ->DVI-I adapter, to a DVI-I -> component cable with no success. (implying no analog present at all)
so, how is analog getting out of the port for VGA? is there a feedback resistor inside the adapter which is communicating with the video card to specify digital for the DVI-d adapter, and analog for the VGA adapter? what this all is implying to me is you only get analog out of the graphics card with a VGA adapter and only digital with the DVI-d.
- Asked by Tucker P from Loveland
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To my awareness, VGA is only Analogue. The DVI Apple offers is the DVI-D version, and therefore digital. I don't know all the fancy terms for it, but in so many words as far as I'm aware, this is Analogue, and the DVI-D version Apple supply is the only Digital version they offer...
- Answered by Andrew P
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