First DisplayPort Dual-Link DVI Adapter in the wild?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rmjrumors, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. rmjrumors macrumors newbie

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    I just got my crazy new DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter in the mail today, 2 months late. I must be one of the first.

    It's a pretty crazy adapter. 5 feet long with a sizable box on the end, requiring power via a vestigial USB connector. It works fine visually on my 30 inch Cinema HD display, but now my mouse cursor is jumpy. Every few seconds as I drag my mouse, the cursor jumps 5-10 inches, making it hard and frustrating to use.

    DisplayPort is cute, but it is not my friend.
     
  2. dmcbride macrumors newbie

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    Glad they are finally showing up...

    Interesting. Have you found a solution for this yet?

    I put my order in yesterday for the DL DVI adapter as I am just not going to have the time to wait for a proper MDP to DP cable. I'll get it eventually and sell the Dual Link DVI off.

    When I put the order in, it said 4-5 weeks. Now the store is saying 2-3 weeks. Odd...Makes sense though considering people are finally starting to receive the original orders.

    I would assume not since I havent heard otherwise, but is there some sort of usable usb port on the adapter itself (or even an uplink to connect to the monitor)? I'm not crazy about losing a perfectly good usb port just for the sake of powering the adapter.
     
  3. rmjrumors thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Re: Glad they are finally showing up...

    Yes, the box has a USB port, so it does act as an extender for USB while powering itself.
     
  4. jrsade macrumors member

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    Would you tell us what product it exactly is and where to get it?
     
  5. rhyx macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like he got the Apple MDP to DL-DVI adapter. It can be found on http://store.apple.com for $99.
     

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