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Kento Ito Level 1 (60 points)
Is Apple releasing a cable that connects mini-dvi to mini-display port?

My company today told me that I will get a new Macbook Pro with a mini-display port built in, but I ordered a cinema display directly from Apple.

I plan to connect the new Macbook Pro to the new cinema display (so I can watch all my TV shows in GLORIOUS HD AND IN C.O.L.O.U.R) but I also want to connect my old black Macbook, and my Mac Pro to the new cinema display. (so other members in my family can use the display on their own macbooks when I'm not using it)

This cable will REALLY help, otherwise, I feel like I just bought a new display for myself.

Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • chicken13noodle Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm also in search of this cable so if any information is available at all please make sure to let us know.
  • Matthew Burgener Level 1 (45 points)
    I don't believe so. If you check Apple's tech specs for the new display, the requirements list a MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air with a min-display port connector. They don't reference an adapter.
  • lhnslnv Level 1 (0 points)
    i am aslo wondering about adapters, planing to buy a new LED 24 Cinema display, but decide to continue using my MacBookAir with no mini display port, there is microDVI.
    So, will be a microDVI to mini Display port connector?
  • JacobDeane Level 1 (0 points)
    I want to add the new display to my 2 month old 24" iMac - surely a match made in heaven? Same size, same resolution, same styling! Why Apple?
  • gerald.d Level 1 (0 points)
    I was about to purchase a 24" iMac and the 23" Cinema display to go with it. In fact, I very nearly purchased a week ago, but travel plans meant I delayed.

    Apple won't be seeing any money from me until either the existing iMac is compatible with the new display, or alternatively, new iMacs with DisplayPorts are released.

    I'm sure I'm not going to be the only one holding back.
  • dUN! Level 1 (0 points)
    I got 3 macs and a PC, none of which has the new MiniPort, and I DO want the display BAD, so where is the adapter, my money is yours already!
  • zeraien Level 1 (0 points)
    I'll second and third this notion!

    I too need a Mini-DVI to DP adapter.
  • DeMinister Level 1 (10 points)
    I need one too. I ordered a display and a new Macbook Air. The apple people told me it was NO PROBLEM connecting it to an 17" Macbook Pro.... well it is, it is fine with the Air, but sometimes I rather have my much faster Pro connected to the screen, I do not even care that much about the isight or the speakers. When will Apple ever learn?
  • Mark Berthold Level 1 (5 points)
    Can't You combine the miniDisplayPort-DVI and the DVI-miniDVI to use an old MacBook and the new Display?
  • Yeu-Ting Liu Level 1 (15 points)
    This is also what I intend to know. Have any one here used these two adapters to connect the new Cinema LED display to the old Apple laptops that come with mini-display ports?
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 (28,075 points)
    Can't You combine the miniDisplayPort-DVI and the DVI-miniDVI to use an old MacBook and the new Display?

    No. Those adapter only move signals to pins on different connectors. The new display needs a different digital video signal. The new computers with Mini DisplayPort can generate the older DVI signals when a Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter is detected. The older DVI computers cannot generate DisplayPort video signals.
  • Yeu-Ting Liu Level 1 (15 points)
    Thanks for the quick response.

    I am confused by Apple's marking strategies. Why limit the buyers of the new LED displays to users of the new laptops?
  • Woodwyn Level 1 (0 points)
    Apple just today has announced free licensing of their MDP technology so that third party companies can incorporate it themselves as well as build things like adapters. I have been saying since this whole controversy started, that Apple would never change their entire product line to MDP and effectively orphan an entire legacy group from upgrading with Apple products, especially in this economy. So before this thread ets ugly, read the article from Ars Technica:

    http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/12/01/apple-offers-free-licensing -for-mini-displayport-spec
  • Mickelous Level 1 (0 points)
    What is this suppose to tell me? Apple licensed this free of change to others to build adapters, so they can charge me to by a converter?

    Apple made a brain-dead decision to come out with a new format and not consider the installed base......

    Boo. Hiss...... Don't forget customers make or break a company
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