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covrc

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Hi All. I will be buying the new M1max Mac Studio shortly. I will also be picking up one of the new studio monitors, what would be the best way to connect my existing NEC LCD2690WUXi2 26" as a second monitor via DVD-I [1920x1200]?

thanks
 

mcnallym

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You will need a USB-C to DVI-I adapter. Or DVI-D depending upon how you mistyped.
 

ixxx69

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what would be the best way to connect my existing NEC LCD2690WUXi2 26" as a second monitor via DVD-I [1920x1200]?
HDMI to DVI cable or adapter is the most straight-forward and less costly as DVI video signal is identical to HDMI.
These claim to work with 1920x1200 resolution (most HDMI to DVI adapters should):
Adapter: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-DVI-D-Video-Cable-Adapter/dp/B009YCASK2/ (would require an HDMI cable)
Cable replacement: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Mini-HDMI-DVI-D-Cable/dp/B00GJ40AD8/

USB-C to DVI active adapter (I don't think the cheap $8 passive adapters can handle 1920x1200) This one claims to work with 1920x1200 resolution:

I haven't tried any of these myself, so YMMV.

The various DVI types can get confusing. You can google this info, but just make sure if you're re-using your DVI cable, that it's pin compatible with the adapter.
DVI-I-vs-DVI-D.png


Good luck!
 

covrc

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HDMI to DVI cable or adapter is the most straight-forward and less costly as DVI video signal is identical to HDMI.
These claim to work with 1920x1200 resolution (most HDMI to DVI adapters should):
Adapter: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-DVI-D-Video-Cable-Adapter/dp/B009YCASK2/ (would require an HDMI cable)
Cable replacement: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Mini-HDMI-DVI-D-Cable/dp/B00GJ40AD8/

USB-C to DVI active adapter (I don't think the cheap $8 passive adapters can handle 1920x1200) This one claims to work with 1920x1200 resolution:

I haven't tried any of these myself, so YMMV.

The various DVI types can get confusing. You can google this info, but just make sure if you're re-using your DVI cable, that it's pin compatible with the adapter.
DVI-I-vs-DVI-D.png


Good luck!
I’ll be sure to check the configuration of the pins. I did see an adapter on OWC that cost about $14 from newtech. One confusing fact on the description of the adapter was it would only work on monitors up to 24 inches. The NEC that I have is 26 inches. I mostly plan on using this With Photoshop and light room otool pallets, while using the new display for the actual image. Does that change what type of DVI adapter for the size screen that it will work with? Thanks for all your help.
 

ixxx69

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Does that change what type of DVI adapter for the size screen that it will work with?
No. Screen size has nothing to do with it. Only resolution. There's literally no way for the cable/adapter to know what the screen size is.

I don't know what to say about the newtech adapter, but whoever wrote the product description has absolutely no idea what they're talking about. That's an embarrassing epic fail.

Glad to help - hope you find something that works for your setup.
 

covrc

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No. Screen size has nothing to do with it. Only resolution. There's literally no way for the cable/adapter to know what the screen size is.

I don't know what to say about the newtech adapter, but whoever wrote the product description has absolutely no idea what they're talking about. That's an embarrassing epic fail.

Glad to help - hope you find something that works for your setup.
 

covrc

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“Use the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter to connect to any high resolution display up to 24" that includes a DVI connector.”
 

covrc

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  • New Mac Studio is here.
  • Apple M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
  • 2TB SSD storage
  • 64GB unified memory
The NEC Display has
Video Signal Cable (15-pin mini D-SUB male to DVI-A)
• Video Signal Cable (DVI-D to DVI-D cable)
• Video Signal Cable (Mini D-SUB 15 pin to Mini D-SUB 15 pin)

Which connection and adapter should I use with the Mac Studio?
My Apple Display is due in a month.

Thanks
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