minidisplay port

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by andyjoneski, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. andyjoneski macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I've been searching around the net for days and i have had no luck even google couldn't help me to a degree.

    I have been looking at getting a 24" Cinema display for my macbook as i have started editing more and more photos, the only thing is i don't want to buy a monitor that will only work just on my macbook ( just incase a new form of display output comes along which it seems to at the moment, meaning i am stuck with a £500 + display ) and i want to upgrade to that.

    I've searched around for a female display connection for mini displayport to HDMI/DVI/VAG so on and so forth. ( I know that VGA wont output audio neither will DVI I'm just trying to find a female to another output ) all i have been able to find is Mini Displayport Female to Displayport Male Adapter Cable does anyone know where i could find one to hdmi? or does it just not exist?

    The only other alternative is to buy a different monitor, but i am a big mac fan boy and love the design of the 24" display. If anyone could help me that would be great.

    Thanks
     
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    Does your MacBook have Mini Display Port? If it doesn't, there's no way to get 24" LED display to work.
     
  3. andyjoneski thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes it does, its one of the new aluminum ones.
     
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    The display comes with all cables you need, no need to buy adapters or cables.
     
  5. andyjoneski thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i know that, i am just wondering if i ever wanted to run it though any other computer or mac is there any cables which can convert.

    Basically i would like to know if anyone makes a female minidisplay port to Hdmi
     
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    Nope. Only Macs with Mini Display Port works with 24" LED display.
     
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    Are you ready to spend 799$ for monitor plus 179$ for adapter?
     
  9. andyjoneski thread starter macrumors newbie

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    student discount on the monitor so im looking at around 100£ off, and all i needed to know was, if there was a conversion box existed, hopefully in the future they will produce one which does to HDMI :)
     

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