Getting tow 17" apple lcd monitors, need help with the connections.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JustRoy, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. JustRoy macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2009
    Hey all!
    I'm getting tow of the apple 17" lcd.
    I know that they have only the adc port, I need to connect them to my computer.
    the only available ports that I got are VGA and HDMI
    I was thinking about the following combinations:
    VGA- to DVI- to ADC
    HDMI- to DVI- to ADC
    will it work well for both?
    thanx alot,
  2. quantum003 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2009
    If you have the option stay with DVI and leave VGA out of the equation. :)
  3. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
    Your HDMI-DVI to ADC will work, but you can't convert an analog VGA signal to a digital ADC using adapters. ADC is basically DVI with a slightly different pinout that also carries USB and power on the same cable.
  4. JustRoy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2009
    unfortunately I don't have the option to give up on the VGA. there's no way it's going to work? it's a secondary screen anyway, so the quality doesn't has to be a supreme one. the main one will be a 42" lcd, and it's taking the DVI output.
    even if I could get another dvi/hdmi, It won't help because the vga cable is built into the wall. (might be sound wired)
    thanx alot,

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