Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to SkiesNPies)
You need a Dual-Link adapter, assuming it has a DVI port...
Possibly a VGA adapter, not sure what rez it supports...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 3:07 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Hmmm, getting mixed messages from Apple here. They told me in store at the weekend that the single adaptor would work (which I am sure is wrong).
My monitor DOES have DisplayPort inputs though so would a simple "mini display port" to "display port" adaptor work like this one :
That would save me £60 and a lot of mess?
Again, Apple tell me not as the DisplayPort adaptor is only one way (why would I need bi-directional coms to drive a monitor) ? I really am begining to doubt Apples expertise as they also told me on Friday that it there was no solution to my problem AT ALL ? 3x people at Apple, 3x different answers so far.....
Be interesting to know if the DisplayPort to Displayport cable would allow me to do 2560x1440 though?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 4:53 AM (in response to SkiesNPies)
Don't know anything about the specific monitor but assuming the monitor has a display port connection a mini-display port to display port cable should support the native resolution of the monitor. So would dual DVI. Single DVI and HDMI do not supporrt that resolution.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 5:21 AM (in response to Bradri)
Thanks Bradri, have ordered a £6 cable to try the theory, fingers crossed you are right - it would make a certain amount of sense to go DP to DP wouldn't it - but Apple say not. Fingers crossed, lets hope both of our suspicions are correct. I will update the question once I know.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 12:02 PM (in response to SkiesNPies)
Bradri solved your problem. I had the same issue and purchased the DP to Mini DP from Amazon. I have a dell 27 inch monitor and had to go into the monitor's menu system to tell it to use the display port and it worked perfectly. You may have to do the same with yours as well.
Uncross your fingers, it will work!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 7:12 AM (in response to Only XM)
Your absolutely right both of you, typing this in 2560x1440 res. Its not that sharp but I am about to reboot to hopefully sort that out.
Slightly (well actually more than slightly) concerned about how little Apple appear to know about their own products. 5 different Apple people on tech support or in store told me 5 different solutions, all wrong. Several told me the £8 cable wouldn't work and 2 told me the £70 dual DVI cable would (which has loads of issues according to reviews).
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to SkiesNPies)
My 27" Dell arrived yesterday. I connected with mini display port to display port. By default the monitor was set to receive a DPI signals. Changed that and the monitor seems to work great at full resolution. The MDP to DP cable is considerably less expensive and more elegant than double DPI. This setup looks very sharp to my old eyes.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to SkiesNPies)
SkiesNPies, considering similar (except cheaper display port monitor), did it get sharp enough on reboot? Or did you go another solution in end? Likewise saw DVI dual cable dodgy reviews and fighting shy of that solution. Thanks, Tom
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2013 2:11 AM (in response to SkiesNPies)
Hi Thomas, yes, been using it and quality is good. The cheap cable is fine. The only issue I have is makign the mac wake up is sometimes a bit dodgy (sometimes ahve to switch moniotr on/on again before Mac talks to it) but its a minor irritation really and its been problem free otherwise.