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ADC to VGA adapter, instead ?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: ADC to VGA adapter, instead ? Reply with quote

I need an adapter to hook up my older ADC Apple cinema display to my (DVI equipted) MINI but I've found an ADC to VGA adapter for alot cheaper. Can I plug in a DVI-VGA adapter from the MINI then the VGA-ADC adapter to the monitor. So two adapters in conjunction. thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh two things that I forgot to mention... I already have the first adapter (DVI-VGA), and the VGA-ADC adapter is a powered unit that plugs into the wall to power the older apple ADC monitors (just like an ADC-DVI adapter would be).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That should work. But you'll be limited to just one display (I know you're hoping to use two displays).

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..sorry?? no, Im glad you stopped in to help out again, believe me. Yea, I guess for the double monitor thing I'll have to go with plan B, appleTV.

So you doubt two adapters in a row would cause a loss of picture quality then? I feel the same but for me it's just a guess as nobody ends up doing this sort of thing in normal situations. I guess I could try it and see, like I said it's a cheap solution and if it works then great. On the other hand though loosing picture quality for this monitor, which normally is high quality, would be defeating the purpose.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picture quality with those two convertors together will be limited to (analog) VGA quality - so not particularly good. For best picture quality from your mini, you really need a display with DVI input and then you won't need any adapters.

For maximum picture quality in your scenario (your mini and your Cinema Display), you really need that DVI-to-ADC converter you found (but without the cables cut off!) At least that would be a digital image all the way.
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