Mac Display connections - DVI-I, DVI-D, DVI-A

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  1. Tipster macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to Mac and just acquired a Macbook Air for presenting slides to clients. I will be travelling around, visiting clients - some will have old displays, some brand new displays. I would like to connect the Macbook to these various displays for a bigger view of the presentation slides.

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA (will cover a lot of projectors and Windows displays etc) - no problems here, I will need this adapter.

    Mini DisplayPort to DVI - this is the problem. According to the reviews on the Apple Store their adapter only works with DVI-D (which in turn is only present on newer displays). What DVI do I need for older Mac display equipment? Is it DVI-I or DVI-A?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    To be honest, I have never seen a display with DVI-A. VGA + DVI-D should be enough.
     
  3. Tipster thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. CWallace macrumors 603

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    That might be the Apple Studio Display, which used ADC (Apple Display Connector). Apple LCD displays that did not use ADC used DVI-D, so I concur with Hellhammer's advice.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    It is the Apple mini display, but I can't vouch for it, I would think that most of your clients will accept projection via VGA.
     

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