iMac G5 and 20" ACD

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    My 20" clear plastic ACD at work may be replaced. I was considering bringing it home and using it with my iMac G5, and using the screen spanning hack to use both screens.

    Here is the proposed setup:
    iMac - Apple VGA display adapter - VGA to DVI adapter - DVI to ADC

    I have the DVI to ACD adapter from Apple from when I 1st bought my powerbook, and would buy the apple VGA adapter. What I do not know about is the VGA to DVI adaptor - I have seen some advertised for as much as $300.

    It strikes me that there are far too many adapters in this setup.
    My questions are:
    Will this work?
    What kind of VGA to DVI adapter do I need?
    Is there an anticipated deterioration in picture quality if this does work?

    Thanks for your insights.
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    Well don't know all your questions but i dont think that the VGA-> DVI is 300 bucks.. A lot let proberly ;)

    Edit: was thinking the wrong way with DVI->VGA :eek:
     
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    As far as I know these VGA to DVI adapters cost around 300 bucks. I have a similar problem right now and did some research. They are that expensive because they have to translate the analog signal into a digital one. What I found are not just simple cable connectors, there is a small box too.

    I don't know if there is a cheaper solution. If there is, I'd be glad to know too! :confused:
     
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  6. macrumors member

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    You know... take the money you'd get from selling the ADC display ($600+?) and add to it what you'd spend on a VGA-ADC adapter ($300) and that's a Dell 2005FPW right there. The 2005FPW is a 20" widescreen LCD that has both DVI and VGA inputs, so you can easily use it on an iMac.
     

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