Apple CINEMA 27" For MAC and PC

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  1. nauzers, Feb 29, 2012
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    nauzers macrumors newbie

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    Hello. I am saving to but Apple cinema but i want to be sure i can use it for both of my devices - Latest Macbook Pro with mini display port and WINDOWS PC BOX.
    I have checked several fromums and most of them say that solution is over 150$ some kind of converter. Maybe i miss something - can you please advice what are the options to connect Apple Cinema to my desktop PC (running GTX 460 HAWK graphic)

    I was thinking if below idea would work?
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    Idea is that Mini display port wire from CINEMA goes to Coupler (both sides female) and from that goes to Mini display port to DVI - and that goes to PC.

    Any ideas could it work? Any experience?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    As those other threads pointed out, you either get such HDMI or DVI to MDP converter, which costs 120 to 150 USD, or you get a GPU for your Windows computer, with DisplayPort or MDP out.

    Your proposal will not work due to hardware constraints.


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    Maybe have a look at Advanced Search to find similar threads, as this has been asked several times:
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  3. nauzers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could you drop some working and tested converters?
    I am from europe - no idea if i can get such here.
    Most probalby will order somewhere.

    Could this be one of solutions?
    http://www.kanexlive.com/c247dl
     
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