Trying New G5 with Older CRT Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ammonihah99, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. ammonihah99 macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2004
    Yesterday I ordered a new 2.0GHz G5 and I have an older HP A4576 20 inch CRT monitor that I would like to use with it. I am having trouble finding out how to get an adapter so that I can use it.

    On the back of the monitor are to types of connectors. One is a female HD-15 (same as VGA right?), the other is a female EVC. From what I found out, the G5 uses a single-link DVI-I connector.

    I have had a lot of trouble finding a male EVC to male single-link DVI-I adapter. But I have found a male VGA (HD-15 right?) to male single-link DVI-A adapter here: My question is will this work?


  2. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    your g5 *should* come with a dvi to vga adapter
  3. ammonihah99 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2004
    I just called Apple and the nice sales lady said that yes it does come with a VGA to DVI adapter.

    I guess I didn't think about that.


    Am I going to lose significant picture quality by using the VGA input over the EVC?

    Also, I read somewhere that the EVC is basically the same as DVI, but the connectors are just shaped different. Is that true?



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