23" Cinema Display - Mini DVI to DVI vs. Mini DisplayPort to DVI

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  1. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

    mgartner0622

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    Mini DVI to DVI vs. Mini DisplayPort to DVI - Which one is better?
    I use a early 2009 2GHz Mac Mini with both of these ports, connected to an older 23" Matte Apple Cinema Display (Aluminum)
    I have both adapters. Is there any difference whatsoever, maybe in data sent through each adapter, or anything of the sort?
    I'm just curious... I found this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=878965
    but i'm talking more in terms of colors, and the data that is sent over the cable. Does one have an advantage?
    Thank you
     
  2. negatv1 macrumors 6502

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    Either should be fine. I'm using the same monitor with my 2011 MBP using mini-displayport (actually thunderbolt) to DVI adapter with no problems at all.

    I'd suspect that mini-DVI to DVI would perform just as well.
     
  3. mgartner0622 thread starter macrumors 65816

    mgartner0622

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    I was just wondering because maybe my mind is playing tricks on me, but it seems that the Mini-DVI makes the screen more yellow looking, while the Display port is more a 9300ish color temperature (Cool Blue).
     
  4. negatv1 macrumors 6502

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    Could be. You could check to see if a different color profile (display preferences) is being used for each interface.
     

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