Early 2008 MBP with 27" LED Cinema Display+DVI-MDP adapter...quality or crap?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maneoke77, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. maneoke77 macrumors newbie

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    I've been craving the 24" LED for awhile, and it's good I waited (though will have to wait even longer for September!) for the 27" to be announced.

    However, all pre-unibody MBP's do not have the Mini DisplayPort. Meaning you need a third party adapter to plug it into the DVI port, like this one or this one.

    I have heard from some people that the quality wouldn't be genuine, or there would be issues such as flickering. Is this true?
    I would like the true answers to this preferably from some of you who use an adapter or converter and a pre-unibody MBP.

    I've also found out that the max resolution you can display using the converter is 1920x1200, while the display's native resolution is 2560 x 1440.

    I'd prefer not to have to buy a whole new Mac just to be able to get the best picture quality out of the 27" display, and will purchase another company's monitor if that's the case.

    Thanks.:D
     
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    it doesn't look like you can get over 1920x1200 on that converter. i would actually look into getting a new computer as the one you have right now, if i'm not mistaken has thee 8600m gpu that is prone to failure.
     
  3. maneoke77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you are talking about the nVidia failure, right? I don't think mine has that problem...for a few weeks it was having constant kernal panics, but the issue was not due to faulty hardware. I simply did an Erase and Install (and restored with Time Machine) and all has been well.
    Just want to confirm this is what you're referring to.

    I was thinking of upgrading to a 27" i7 iMac, but don't have the cash right now. However I can spare $1000 or so on a high end Dell or NEC 27"-30" display.
     

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