Dvi,Mini display port help & Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chrisbetty, May 25, 2011.

  1. chrisbetty macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2011
    Hello,I just picked up an older monitor for free to add on to my mid 2010 iMac 21.5" and was curious before i spend any money,Is there a difference between Mini Dvi & Mini Displayport? Will they both work with my iMac or is just mini displayport? Thank you!
  2. mrfoof82 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2010
    Lawton, OK
    You will need a Mini-Displayport-to-DVI adapter (generic ones will also work) if it is a DVI display.

    Micro-DVI/Mini-DVI and Mini-DisplayPort are vastly different in terms of protocol, general support and connector interfaces.

    Be advised that you will not be able to watch HDCP protected content on the DVI display. HDCP protected content can be watched on the iMac, or a connected display with a DisplayPort, Mini-Displayport, or HDMI input.

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