Led cinema display to DVI (PC)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by zalle, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. zalle macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have a Led cinema display 27 and want to use it on a pc. I have DVI and HDMI, but no Mini displayport on my graphics card (NVIDIA GT440).

    How do I connect it?

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. jmggs macrumors regular

    jmggs

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  3. zalle thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi, thanks, and what if I just buy a simple minidisplayport to DVI adapter?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hi-Qualit...ion_Video_Cables_Adapters&hash=item35b620686c
     
  4. thelead macrumors 6502

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    You need the opposite. Female mDP to male dvi.
     
  5. jmggs macrumors regular

    jmggs

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    That adapter only work when connection is dvi display to display port on a Mac. Because Mac's have cards that support VGA, DVI, HDMI on mini display port connection.

    To connect a display port monitor to a dvi card you need an active converter that is very expensive. Is better to buy a display port graphics card.



    HDMI = DVI + audio
     
  6. zalle thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi, thanks, I did just that.

    Bought an HD 7850 Video card with mini display port and everything works, high resolution image, sound, usb, camera, microphone and brightness.

    And, of course, it looks a lot better on my desk than my previous samsung...
     

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