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Connecting my 27" Apple Cinema Display today

StevenB7

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Sep 23, 2012
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Now that hub+ is delayed 6 weeks what is my best option for connecting my 27" Apple Cinema Display today?

Should this work:
Step 1: https://store.google.com/product/usb_type_c_to_displayport_cable
Step 2: http://www.cablestogo.com/product/18411
Step 3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200691

I am trying to avoid monoprice cables based on reviews that they don't last.

I know I will not be able to charge the laptop at the same time as using these cables.

Has anyone successfully connected a 27" Apple Cinema Display?
 

nickday

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Feb 28, 2008
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I want to know this too. Currently got a 13" rMBP and thinking of switching to a rMB, but it'd have to work with my 27" Cinema Display when I'm at my desk.

Without the hub, would these cables work?
Thanks,
Nick
 
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StevenB7

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Sep 23, 2012
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I want to know this too. Currently got a 13" rMBP and thinking of switching to a rMB, but it'd have to work with my 27" Cinema Display when I'm at my desk.

Without the hub, would these cables work?
This will not work since the Display Port to HDMI is one way and will not convert HDMI to Display Port
 
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StevenB7

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I was able to connect my 27" Cinema Display to my Macbook using:
1. Google USBC to Display Port Cable
2. StarTech.com DisplayPort Gender Changer DisplayPort (F) to DisplayPort (F)
3. StarTech DP2MDPMF6IN Mini DisplayPort Adapter

Both video and sound w/ volume are working. I cannot charge the Macbook while using the cable. I also don't think I can adjust brightness or use the displays camera.
 
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christophermdia

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I bought the google usb-C to Display Port and a display port to mDP adapter ... connected to my 27" iMac and it didn't work ...
 
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legioxi

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I bought the google usb-C to Display Port and a display port to mDP adapter ... connected to my 27" iMac and it didn't work ...
iMacs and Thunderbolt Displays are thunderbolt only. They do not support DisplayPort connections.
 
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ipodlover77

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I was able to connect my 27" Cinema Display to my Macbook using:
1. Google USBC to Display Port Cable
2. StarTech.com DisplayPort Gender Changer DisplayPort (F) to DisplayPort (F)
3. StarTech DP2MDPMF6IN Mini DisplayPort Adapter

Both video and sound w/ volume are working. I cannot charge the Macbook while using the cable. I also don't think I can adjust brightness or use the displays camera.
Hows it run? Any lag? Stutter? Smooth? What about when you're playing videos? in HD
 
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StevenB7

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Sep 23, 2012
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Hows it run? Any lag? Stutter? Smooth? What about when you're playing videos? in HD

I just played the 1080p Jurassic World trailed and it looked and sounded great. I was able to turn volume up and down using Apple Bluetooth Keyboard.

I have the laptop running in clamshell mode using InsomniaX and using Apple Bluetooth mouse and keyboard

Continuity phone calls also worked with the laptop shut which I was not expecting. I guess they work because the microphone is on the outside of the laptop
 
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InfiniteLoopy

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I just played the 1080p Jurassic World trailed and it looked and sounded great. I was able to turn volume up and down using Apple Bluetooth Keyboard.

I have the laptop running in clamshell mode using InsomniaX and using Apple Bluetooth mouse and keyboard

Continuity phone calls also worked with the laptop shut which I was not expecting. I guess they work because the microphone is on the outside of the laptop

Hi,
Do you get native resolution on the ACD?
Could you possibly take a photo of the cables connected together?

Is there really no way of charging it while using the display? Possibly through Apple's AV adapter?

Thanks
 
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