Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2011 5:22 PM (in response to PoorCadaver)
I think you have it all correct. And as I've been reading you cannot use the Cinema with TB.
USB power through TB is 10W (according to this). Don't know that is as high as what can be supplied by the USB ports on your computer.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2011 12:29 AM (in response to X423424X)
I googled my question and found this article:
I quote the article:
"The new port is backward compatible so it can still be used to connect to DisplayPort devices; however, only the new port can be used to connect to Thunderbolt devices.
This means that while you can physically connect a Thunderbolt device to a Mac with DisplayPort, the device will not work, but if you connect a DisplayPort device to a Mac with Thunderbolt, then the device will work."
So if you believe in this, I actually can use the Cinema display with my MacBook with thunderbolt port. Or am I getting this all backwards?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2011 10:12 AM (in response to PoorCadaver)
In theory, thunderbolt macs are compatible with the 24". In practice, lots of people have been having issues. I would be hesitant about buying a display without being able to test it beforehand or being able to return it. I did just recently buy a 24", and thus far haven't had any issues, but I knew I was taking a chance (and I was able to try it for about an hour before buying it). I have a feeling that there is no single cause of the problems people have been using, which might make a solution to the problem difficult or impossible to find.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2011 12:15 PM (in response to nordic_expat)
What do you mean with:
"I have a feeling that there is no single cause of the problems people have been using, which might make a solution to the problem difficult or impossible to find."
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2011 2:06 PM (in response to PoorCadaver)
My general hunch is that even though the problems that exist between thunderbolt macs and the 24" display may superficially look the same, the causes are quite different. So I just doubt there is going to be a firmware update that will solve the problem for everyone who is having problems with the display (which is not to say that a future update won't resolve some people's issues). I could be very well wrong about this, however. But I think you would be taking a risk by buying the display, since the issue may never be resolved. And, as I said, I took am taking this risk myself, since a lot of people say the problem is intermittent.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2012 3:47 PM (in response to nordic_expat)
I don't know if things worked out for you, but I just got a TB display 27" and it *****. Can't hook anything up to it other than a TB apple product. Waiting for the new samsung 2012 displays to come out. It will be compatible with everything.