Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort 1.2

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by luigi408, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. luigi408 macrumors 6502

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    Hello all,

    I need a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort 1.2 at 10ft or 3m. I can only find it at 6ft or 2m. That is way too short for me to connect my Macbook Pro to my Dell Monitor. I have a DP 1.1 and a 1.2. The 1.1 is long enough (10ft) but my Dell monitor only displays 1080p not at 1440p. My 1.2 displays at full resolution.

    Does anyone know where I can buy a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort 1.2 10ft cable?

    Thanks!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270263

    (Only one I could find but the ratings are bad)
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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    2m is the maximum guaranteed distance for "Certified" cables at full resolution, though the FAQ says "Some cables, due to their design, may be capable of supporting 2560 x 1600 resolution over lengths longer than 2 meters."

    Some longer cables are "Reduced Bit Rate" cables made for projectors, that may be what you have there. If you can't find a DP1.2 cable, look for DP1.1a - for non-active cables there is no difference in the specs.

    http://www.displayport.org/faq/

    I've always had excellent luck with Accell cables. They don't make a 3m mDP->DP cable, but they make a mDP->DP adapter and a 3m DP->DP cable.
     

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