Using with 30 inch ACD?

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  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I have a new 13 inch MBP. Can I connect it to an old 30 inch cinema display? Will I need an adapter?

    Thanks.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, you need a Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter. eBay probably has some:

     
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    1.) Is this the easiest way to quickly connect and disconnect the Mac from the display?

    2.) Will photos and video from the Mac look good on the display?

    Thanks!
     
  4. simsaladimbamba, Apr 15, 2014
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    simsaladimbamba

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    1. Yes, as only that adapter supports the 2560 x 1600 pixels.

    2. Probably, if it is still in top shape.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    If you want full resolution on that 30-inch display, then you need the listed mDP to dual-link adapter. Apple's is almost $100 - and Monoprice has a similar one for less than $75. Apple's provides a USB connection to the display. The Monoprice adapter uses USB for extra power, but not for connection to the USB ports on the display. Both give you the full res video, however.

    And, yes, photos and videos will look good.

    simsaladimbamba meant "supports the 2560 x 1600 pixel" - I'm guessing :D
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    NOOOOOOOOO, I meant "pixels".
     

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