Do you lose video quality by using a mini display port to DVI adapter?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sam.miser, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. sam.miser macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2011
    I have an older MacPro and it doesn't have the new mini display port that the newer apple LED monitors require. I know there is an adapter for mini display to DVI, but i'm wondering if you lose picture/video quality at all by using the adapter?

    I'm looking to buy a monitor and I'd just like to know which is more worth it for me to buy- a larger LCD display or the smaller LED. THANKS!:)
  2. skier777 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2010
    Im pretty sure you will get a perfect digital signal. AFAIK display port is just a different shaped DVI.

    The quality should be completely unaffected by the transition.

    I managed to get a single minidisplayport to DVI cable on ebay, which makes things easier because its just a single connection each end. You could probably find one too.

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