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    Member Since
    Sep 27, 2009
    Old monitor + new Mac
    Hi all -

    I'm finally retiring my G5 and just bought a new Mac Pro. I didn't buy a new monitor, 'cause I still really like the Studio that I got with the G5. Go to set everything up and find that the old monitor has a custom connector on it that's not DVI - it's got extra pins to support USB ports in the monitor casing, and the the plug is oval rather than D-shell.

    I did some searching online and haven't found a reference to this connector style even existing. Is there an adapter I can buy somewhere, or do I need a new DVI monitor? (Also, I assume that even if such an adapter exists, a monitor from '03 is not going to support HDCP and therefore I won't be able to play any of my HD stuff from iTunes...)


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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    It is what is knows as ADC (Apple Direct Connect). You can purchase from the Apple Store an ADC/DVI converter for around the $100.00 mark. it connects to the DVI port on graphics connector, mains power and USB. Here is a link - the one you want is probably the top one shown for $99. Links to the Apple Store are down so something new maybe about to be launched:-

    Apple adc dvi adapter Computer Cables & Adapters at BizRate - Price Comparison and Consumer Reviews

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    Member Since
    Sep 27, 2009
    Cool, thanks. Guess I'll be going by the Apple store tomorrow

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