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    Jun 18, 2007
    23" HD Cinema Display
    I have one of the plastic frame 23" HD Cinema Displays that uses ADC to connect to a computer. I would like to be able to connect this to a non-apple laptop that only has a VGA output. I have the DVI/ADC converter from apple. Is making another change (vga-dvi) going to cause problems? Has anyone done it before?

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    Member Since
    Apr 19, 2007
    20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.16Ghz, 500GB HDD, 1GB RAM, 128MB ATI Radeon X1600
    No that will work fine.

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    Member Since
    Jun 18, 2007
    Okay, so I think I know why this is not working. The Apple ACD-DVI converter converts to DVI-D. It is digital only. So you cannot simply add an adapter to get it VGA, it would require another conversion from Digital to Analog. Which means either a new video card if you're dealing with a desktop PC or another expensive converter for my vga-only laptop. This is kind of ridiculous. For the cost of any of those converters I might as well buy a new LCD display.

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    Jul 06, 2007
    MBP : 2.4GHz : 2GB RAM : 256MB VRAM : 160GB HDD
    Yeah, you can't go from a VGA (analogue) output to a DVI-D (digital) monitor without some pretty expensive equipment (vice-versa is pretty easy/cheap).

    I don't know why people still insist on putting VGA on their graphics cards; Apple went digital about 7 years ago... why is everyone else so reluctant to follow?
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