Mini DisplayPort Question

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  1. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

    zw-gator

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    I need both DVI and VGA connections.

    In an effort to save some money, could I buy the mini displayport to DVI cord and then one of these?

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  2. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    there are only so many combinations.


    you could do

    Mini DP->VGA
    Mini DP->DVI

    or


    Mini DP->VGA, then use a VGA to DVI adaptor (and vice versa)
     
  3. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    The mini-DP is made so that it does not have the 4 analog pins, and so you cannot use the dvi to vga adapter on the end of it. Way to go apple.



    If you're looking to save some dough, pick up a mini5@ to dvi and miniDP to vga from monoprice.com; they make their own 3rd party adapters that are significantly cheaper. I think that both adapters from them cost the same as 1 from apple.



    Cheers.
     
  4. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    *MiniDP to dvi. Sorry. My phone is screwy and won't let me edit properly.
     
  5. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    No.

    The MDP>DVI adapter is DVI-I, and hence only supports digital video - there are no analogue pins. This means there'd be no signal sent to any VGA cable that was plugged in via another adapter.

    Stuck with more adapters basically.
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    The MDP-->DVI is DVI-D, making it digital only. The "I" notation would mean digital and analog.
     
  7. peskaa macrumors 68020

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