vga to dvi adapter ?

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    robbieduncan

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    Whilst Apple's website does not say whether the Cinema Display requires DVD-D input it seems likely that it does (and therefore this adaptor would not work). I would phone Apple to check...
     
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    tdhurst

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    Yeah, but...

    A vga-dvi adapter should work, but it would ruin the entire point of getting a nice new apple display. Sending an analog signal to a nice new digital lcd would look terrible.
     
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    Has anyone been able to either confirm or deny this?
     
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    I contacted Lindy and they said that this adapter outputs to DVI-A (analogue) this is the same shape as a normal DVI but uses a different (extra?) pin.

    I found on the white paper for the Apple Display that apple have not included this pin so it cannot connect to a DVI-A

    So in otherwords it cannot interpret analogue data

    David
     
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    Ah -- was looking for specs on the DVI connector type used by these displays. I was hoping that Apple would let me use an analog adapter, but was expecting that they wouldn't.

    I really want to pick up a 20" LCD, but I'm not shelling out $250 to upgrade my KVM switch to DVI.

    D'oh.
     

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