Displaymort - DVI vs. Dual DVI to HD Cinema Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chefwong, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. chefwong macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    Do I really need to get the dual DVI adapter to connect to the HD Cinema Display if I really wanted to use new MBP to the 30" HD Cinema Display.

    I'm thinking about ordering the 30" HD Display and currently connect to my Eizo via the displayport-DVI.
  2. Mark2000 macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2007
  3. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Yep, anything 2560x1600 needs the Dual-link DVI adapter.
  4. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2008
    Or wait until the 30" Cinema Displays are updated to have a MDP connector.
  5. NickM macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2009
    When is that supposed to happen?
  6. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2008
    Sorry, I should have specified that I wasn't basing my response off of any official information from Apple. I'm fairly confident that it will happen in the near future (although I guess with Apple you never know). I find it hard to believe that they would stick with DVI for the 30", and MDP for the 24", especially since the new MacPros have MDP. The Dual-DVI adapter is just to inelegant a solution from Apple to be more than a temporary solution.

    The other option would be do get a different brand 30" monitor (ie, Dell) with a full size display port connection, and use one of the MDP->DP adaptors that are right around the corner (Molex customer support has confirmed to several people that they are making these).

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