Connecting 24' Imac to new LED...Possible?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Knightsridge, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Knightsridge macrumors newbie

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    I bought a 24' Imac about a month ago. It is fantastic and beyond amazing. That being said, I was looking at the new LED cinema displays on the apple store online and they look pretty sweet too.

    If I was to buy one, am I able to connect the two so I have dual monitors for my Imac?

    I looked online, but I got a bit confused with dvi ouputs etc etc.

    Can this be done?

    Cheers
    -K
     
  2. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    The new LED Cinema Display utilizes Apple's new Mini DisplayPort exclusively, which only the new MacBook/MBP/Air have, so for now the answer is unfortunately no. I don't think that'll be true for long, though; usually someone eventually produces an adapter cable for retrofitting. And the next time the iMac is refreshed, it'll likely have a Mini DisplayPort for video connectivity.
     
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  4. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    So you are telling me that it does not have a DVI input at all? NOW that is retarded especially if they want artists to use it, I guess they will all have to buy new computers, sounds like Apple to me tbh.

    An adapter is sure to be included with the monitor, I will bet money on it.
     
  5. sk8mash macrumors 6502a

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    I think it will look pretty sweet next to an iMac....there better be an adapter
     
  6. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Not possible.

    Look into the company that uses USB module to output 1920x1200. Obviously you will lose iSight and Audio functions.
     
  7. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    So yes, in theory, a DVI display can be connected to a DVI out via a smart cable (i.e. a cable that contains something to convert digital DVI signals to digital DisplayPort signals)
     
  8. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    Nobody, on the day the display was shipped, makes any adapter to hook up the new Cinema displays to any DVI or VGA computer. DisplayPort computers only.

    I would think somebody is working on such an adapter though.
     

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