8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2012 12:21 AM by japamac
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Please correct me if i'm wrong with any of this..


I have a G5 with the cinema display that outputs DVI-D. It's the one with no pins above or below the horizontal strip and with a gap inbetween the other pins. If you look at this link it will be the third one. http://cdn.overclock.net/2/21/215b66d1_all-DVI-types.jpeg


I love this monitor and what I need to know is if I can somehow connect a VGA from my PC to this apple DVI-D monitor. People have told me it's impossible to convert analog signals to digital and others have told me I can do this with an adapter. I've seen all kinds of DVI-D plugs but none of them are the exact type that I have which is supposedly a single link (whatever that means.) I have found two adapters that say they do what I want but I have no clue if they support the DVI-D plug that goes to my monitor.


This one here looks to do what I want but the DVI-D output has extra pins that I don't have. I have a gap in the middle and I don't have any extra pins above or below the horizontal strip. http://www.networktechinc.com/vga-dvi.html


This next one also seems to do what I want but I don't even see an DVI-D output. Only an HDMI output which is not what I want... http://www.datapro.net/products/vga-to-dvi-d-hdmi-converter.html


I'm beyond confused with all this DVI stuff and have no clue what all of it even means. If anyone knows of any other adapters that work or have any suggestions, answers or ANYTHING please let me know!



PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)