Connect PC HDMI out to 23" Apple Cinema Display?

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  1. minasaywhat macrumors newbie

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    I have a 23" Apple Cinema Display but it only accepts DVI input and my laptop only has HDMI output.

    Would I be able to buy a HDMI to DVI-I converter without loosing any signal quality? If so, would it be expensive? I know some of them are upwards of $300.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Three hundred?!

    Good heavens, no! :D

    You need a Male HDMI to female DVI adapter. Know that audio will not work because

    1. DVI doesn't carry audio.
    2. There aren't any built-in speakers.

    I'm looking on Monoprice.com for one right now.

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10419&cs_id=1041902&p_id=2080&seq=1&format=2

    There you are! Three dollars. Much better than 300, wouldn't you say?

    Oh, dear... that's DVI-D... Is the Cinema Display DVI-I? At any rate, Monoprice.com is where you want to go for ALL of your cables or adapters in the future.
     
  3. minasaywhat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great news, thanks for the quick response and the link! Much appreciated.
     

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