cheapest place to buy mini-dvi to dvi adaptor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by California King, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. California King macrumors 65816

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    Instead of paying $20 at BB for an adaptor, does anyone know where I can buy it at a lower price? I checked monoprice, but couldn't find it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. eman macrumors 6502a

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    If you have the patients, go to ebay. I paid $13 for one shipped.
     
  3. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    I've never seen them cheaper than $19 because mini-dvi is an Apple only connection made by Apple with no knock-offs. I guess keep looking for a used one. :(
     
  4. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow, really? Well, I guess I'll stick with the one I bought today then. Thanks. :)

    BTW, does anyone know why they decided to put a mini-dvi port instead of a regular dvi? Cheaper for them, I guess?
     
  5. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    I always thought that it was for size constraints. Check this
     
  6. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That probably is the reason even though the mbp is extremely similar in thickness and they managed to fit a regular dvi port in there

    Also, the iMacs don't have a size constraint whatsoever and they still put a mini dvi instead of regular dvi
     
  7. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    My biggest beef about Apple's mini-dvi to dvi adapter is that the dvi end is DVI-D and does not carry the VGA signals. I cannot use a dvi-vga adapter plug to get a VGA signal.

    This is a problem because while most monitors have dvi inputs, most projectors (usually olders ones found in educational institutions) only have vga. So it's either I sacrifice dvi's quality and use only vga or get both flavours of Apple's mini-dvi adapter... another cable to keep track of :/
     
  8. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    You need to pick up a second apapter for that.....Mini-DVI to VGA ($19)
     
  9. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Every once in a while they'll be available cheap on Amazon Marketplace.
     

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