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Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2009 11:49 AM (in response to Woodwyn)Just read the press release and updated to MacRumors, here is what I wrote:
So I have been dealing with this issue for a while. and if you are like me you've read every forum, and have seen the same wall. Today I read a press release on google news that gives me a little more than hope:
So apparently Atlona has made a device to fix Apple's compatability issues with older macs, I bought a MBP in late 2008 thinking that it would last me for a little while with out doing MAJOR upgrades. My only issue is that it does not go on sale for 6 weeks for today (7/30) I know, I called. but for 179 duckettes, I'm buying it.MBP late 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.7), its the best mac on the planet, cause its mine!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2009 9:13 AM (in response to Mickelous)NICE way to make money out of getting peoples restocking fee.
Although the 24inch display website says "will work with mini display port" there is no mention that it WILL NOT work with mini DVIs.
I am a jack@ss to have brought this jack@ss product and opened it too.And i should have read these reviews b4 buying it. dang the one time, i dont do it and i get burnt.
APPLE- please enjoy my 60 dollars donation(restocking fee) towards ur charity work.MCBK*2, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2009 11:46 AM (in response to Madflash)
So apparently Atlona has made a device to fix Apple's compatability issues with older macs, I bought a MBP in late 2008 thinking that it would last me for a little while with out doing MAJOR upgrades. My only issue is that it does not go on sale for 6 weeks for today (7/30) I know, I called. but for 179 duckettes, I'm buying it.
According to the latest from this press release below, release date is now 9/26: http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/09/22/atlona.adapter.converts.dvi.to.min i.displayport/2.16Ghz 17" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 1.8GHz Power Mac G5
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2009 11:47 AM (in response to Alden Arzaga)
According to the latest from this press release below, release date is now 9/26: http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/09/22/atlona.adapter.converts.dvi.to.min i.displayport/
Sorry. Typo. I meant 9/29.2.16Ghz 17" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 1.8GHz Power Mac G5
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2009 10:00 AM (in response to Madflash)Gefen now offers an adaptor also. But the cost of these things must be factored into the cost of the display. They ain't cheap ($150 - 180)!
PS Noteworthy that the Gefen adaptor only works with *+single link+* DVI ports. The more costly Atlona adaptor works with dual link ports.Mac Pro (Quad), 8 GB RAM, 2X160, 2X250 GB HDD, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 17" MacBook Pro (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2009 4:58 AM (in response to David DeCristoforo)Just received my preordered Atlona converter today... and finally - my Cinema LED Display finally got connected to my iMac (After sleeping for 6 month under my desk)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2009 12:25 PM (in response to cybermagic)My 24 inch paperweight is still in its box unopened and sealed. Ebay2.16 Macbook Pro (Original), Powermac G5 Dual 2.5 liquid cooled, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2009 10:21 AM (in response to cybermagic)Does the Altona work? any issues?MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Intel Core2 Duo
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2009 10:30 AM (in response to Kento Ito)The 24" ACD display is very nice, but the lack of diverse inputs is a shame and very cruel move by Apple. They should have included the DVI input as well with the display port. I hope the cable is long enough to attach to my new Mac Pro.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Intel Core2 Duo
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2009 5:59 AM (in response to ag-ok)<< Does the Altona work? any issues? >>
I am using it for almost 2 month now everyday - no issues so far.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2010 6:02 PM (in response to RM8:28)Yes!...at Monoprice...a female mini DisplayPort to mini DisplayPort coupler adapter
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?cid=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042804&pid=6502&seq=1&format=2Macbook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.2), w AirPort Extreme
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2010 3:02 PM (in response to notlob635)
Yes!...at Monoprice...a female mini DisplayPort to mini DisplayPort coupler adapter
Can this be used along with a DVI to Mini DisplayPort adapter? (to get into the 24" LED)MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2010 7:59 AM (in response to corpimaging)
Can this be used along with a DVI to Mini DisplayPort adapter? (to get into the 24" LED)
No. DVI and DisplayPort are two different protocols. Simply changing the connector type through a series of cables and adapters will not change the nature of the signals themselves, which also needs to happen. That's why an expensive translation box is required.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2010 8:09 PM (in response to cybermagic)I simply cannot believe the plain, simple wickedness of Apple's behavior in this matter. The Apple site page for the monitor does not make it remotely clear that the monitor is incompatible with much of their installed base of computers. They offer no solution. Period. They do not address the problem. They do not speak. They hope the problem will disappear. I— I'm speechless. I haven't seen customer service this bad outside of the airline industry. Customers are being duped into buying quite expensive equipment, and Apple then offers no recourse but to pay Apple for the privilege of having owned a useless product for a few minutes. This has very nearly driven me back to Windows and the PC.
Now a question. The Atlona AT-DP200 sounds like the best "solution" for those who still want to pursue one. We won't mention that a surprise additional $150 cost and an ugly box with multiple cables hardly qualifies as a "solution." Ack! Must stop ranting! The question: The Atlona site claims that their device connects to Mini-DVI. But nothing about the box or the Atlona manual shows how Mini-DVI actually connects. So, does it connect? How does it connect?
Did I mention that I'm angry, Apple? That you've lost much of my faith and you're close to losing the rest of my adult paying life?MacBook4,1, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2010 8:16 PM (in response to DimBimbleby)Hello DimBimbleby....I TOTALLY ECHO your statements about Apple! Very shoddy support or consideration on their behalf....must be a touch of 'Microsoftism' infiltrating their ranks! I am still humming and ha-ing about rather just purchasing a normal monitor for my wife's PC notebook! The only hassle of course is the additional 'real estate' required in the study!Macbook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.2), w AirPort Extreme