How-To

Basic Information

Connection

To use this cable, plug the Mini DisplayPort connector into a Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt port on a video source device like a computer. Next, connect a DVI-D cable to the DVI port of this adapter. Connect the other end of the DVI-D cable to the DVI input on a monitor.

Resolution

This is a Single-Link adapter which supports resolutions up to 1920x1200.For higher resolutions, a DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual-Link adapter will be necessary.

Direction

This cable can only be used to pass video from a Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt port to a DVI port. It can not be used in reverse, to pass video from a DVI  output to a Mini DisplayPort input.

Audio

DVI signalling does not carry audio. During normal functioning, a separate cable will be needed to pass audio.

DVI Compatibility

This is a digital-only adapter, and it is not compatible with analog-only DVI-A cables and ports. Connecting this adapter to a DVI-to-VGA adapter will not allow video to be passed to a VGA display.

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