using an ACD 24" on a pc ??? is it possible ?

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  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    Hi

    Can i plug my ACD 24" on a PC using DVI port with an adapter?

    does this adapter exist?

    thx
     
  2. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    From what I remember, there is an adaptor to go from a PC's DVI port to the mini display port for use with an ACD... but it's over $100.

    If you don't already have the display - there are plenty of other equivalent or better options for the money.
     
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    Either with an adapter or if your GPU has (Mini) DisplayPort
     
  4. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any PC graphics cards that have Mini displayport?
     
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    Yeah, there are couple ATI 5970 with MDP. Quite many have normal DisplayPort which is actually the same, just like Mini-DVI is just smaller version of DVI. You just need a Mini DisplayPort to Display port adapter which is like 5$
     
  6. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    actually, i have the display

    i'm moving to Canada and the screen is too big to fit in the cabine luggage

    i'm trying to sell it but if i fail to sell it on time, i would try to have it connected to the pc at home...
     
  7. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    changing the video card on the pc with a mini display port would be more expensive than paying the oversize luggage for my ACD 24
     
  8. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    shipping the ACD to yourself wouldnt be that expensive
     
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    Well, you don't need one with Mini DisplayPort, GPU with NORMAL DisplayPort is fine too, they are less than 50$ (link), then you need a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable
     
  10. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok let's say i get a video card with displayport

    then the cable you just showed me cannot fit

    because the big side goes to the pc but the small side cannot go anywhere

    because the ACD 24" is not like the imac 27"

    it doesn't have any input video port

    it's a built in cable with a mini displayport at the end
     
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    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042804&p_id=6502&seq=1&format=2

    You just need another adapter for it
     
  12. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    not so sure that a repeater would work

    it's a male-male repeater

    a male-femelle adapter would be necessary


    this means that my only solution is to succeed in selling the screen before i leave
     
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    Yeah but if you get the cable I earlier showed, DisplayPort male to MDP male -> Female to female MDP -> Apple cable

    It SHOULD work but you're better off selling it and getting a new one
     
  14. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    leaving in less than 3 weeks, it's pretty short to sell it :(
     
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    Put it on eBay and it's sold in less than a day. Of course you can take it with you if you want
     
  16. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    my fear with ebay is that it would sell at half the price

    while the screen is only 1.5 month old :(
     
  17. nawoo macrumors regular

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    what about adjusting the brightness of the cinema display?

    cuz this LED display isn't like the old ACDs where brightness can be adjusted at the side of the display.
     
  18. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    this has nothing to do with my problem :confused:

    you should create your own thread or use the search function
     
  19. nawoo macrumors regular

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    how is it not your problem?

    You think everything is going to be alright once the ACD is connected to the PC? Don't you want to know how to adjust the brightness of this thing when you finally hook it up onto the PC?
     
  20. yensteel macrumors regular

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    I think an easy solution is to buy an ATI eyefinity edition card, like the 5870 or the 5770 version when they're available. Or, you can buy a card with a display-port and some adapters as others have said.

    5770 Eyefinity Edition (A good balance for gaming performance and price IMO)
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=22725

    5870 Eyefinity Edition (I think this is excessive)
    http://techgage.com/article/ati_radeon_hd_5870_eyefinity_6_edition_preview/

    According to this discussion, the brightness can be controlled by installing some boot-camp drivers. After that, it's a bit fussy, but it's possible.

    http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2321818&tstart=75
     
  21. nawoo macrumors regular

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    Just built an Intel 980x system with HD 5970 graphics card

    I can safely say that the LED cinema display works right off the bat at max brightness. Yipee!!
     

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