Connecting iMac to Dell 2405FPW Query

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  1. rumbletum macrumors regular

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    I've just ordered a Dell 2405FPW monitor to use as a second display for my Intel iMac. I'm a bit unsure on how they will connect together, the Dell monitor comes with a "1 x 15-pin D-Sub and 1 x 24-pin DVI-D cable", I assume what I need to get is this cable, am I correct, and/or do I need anything else?

    Many thanks
     
  2. Mord macrumors G4

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    yeah, as quality gos for your screen:


    DVI>VGA>component>s-video>composite

    just use the DVI for your imac.
     
  3. rumbletum thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers, I was unsure whether DVI-D was a different connector.

    Thanks
     
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  5. Mord macrumors G4

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    DVI-A = analog over DVI
    DVI-D = digital over DVI
    DVI-I = both over DVI

    all cables are compatible unless they use mini plugs.

    your imac outputs both digital and analog over it's mini DVI port and it's going into the digital output of the 2405FPW thus it's digital all the way through so a DVI-D cable suffices and it's all digital thus all good.
     
  6. rumbletum thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, as soon as my monitor arrives (this Saturday, I hope)
     
  7. rumbletum thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks again :)
     
  8. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    When i opened the box for the 1st thing i thought was "wow, its like the bloody monolith from 2001"

    :p
     

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