Cinema Display to gain Thunderbolt port?

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  1. designs216 macrumors 65816

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    I'm thinking the refresh of the Cinema display could include the addition of a Thunderbolt port to allow daisy-chaining. Apple would otherwise have to add another port to the MBP to allow one to connect the external plus a display (not as clean) or offer some kind of adapter. Thoughts?
     
  2. stefmesman macrumors 6502

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    im thinking they will also. hoping for an audio and ethernet port also.
    and in my dreams they would add an FW800. but wouldn't count on that to happen :)

    1 cable to connect your speakers, cabled internet and an USB hub + a screen. is win.

    only 2 cables to connect to your portable :) (TB and MagSafe)

    and most peripherals will have 2 TB ports for daisychaining. so you can go laptop > HDD > cinema display
     
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    Since the display has nothing going on the inside they could do 3 tb ports.

    It would be pretty advantageous to go tb route you can get video, audio, and data through a single port.
     
  4. Shaneuk macrumors regular

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    I want them to go back to the none glossy screen, or at least give the opinion. A none glossy cinema display would be so good.
     
  5. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    HDMI would be nice. More useful than TB for me.
     
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    Id buy glossy either way but it would be a nice addition for everyone asking for it :)

    They wont add hdmi. Get a minidp to hdmi converter
     
  7. nhoz macrumors newbie

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    even with a minidp to hdmi converter, you cant connect a ps3 to the ACD.
     
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    You can hope, but i dont think they will. Because AFAIK hdmi does not support 2560x1440.
     
  9. Ashok0 macrumors regular

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    Sure ya can, just get an HD620. I use my Playstation 3 with my ACD27".
     
  10. furqan8421 macrumors member

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    I hope they add hdmi too

    Nearly every other higher end display I've seen supports HDMI and copy protection so you can connect a bluray player to watch movies. I just googled the hd620 and while it may work, it showed the price as nearly $200 which is a lot to ask considering the cinema displays are expensive to begin with.

    Maybe not a use professionals would have for the display but as someone hoping to buy one to use in a college apartment I could use it as both a monitor and as a TV replacement in one
     
  11. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    The existing Cinema Display will be able to be placed a the end of Thunderbolt chain anyway!
     
  12. jayshutta macrumors newbie

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    Yes for sure new monitors with support daisy-chain-video-passthrough. The image on the R-6 box shows it.
     

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    redshovel macrumors 6502

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    Think setup on the R6 Box would suit me fine and will work with current Cinema Display
    However I think others might want the Cinema Display in the middle as such.
    For that a re-designed Cinema Display with Thunderbolt Port/s would have to be released.
     
  14. pxn20 macrumors newbie

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    Any rumors on release date? I'm waiting patiently
     
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    No it doesn't.

    The box clearly shows the display on the end of a Thunderbolt chain, connected via DisplayPort.
     

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