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Macbook Mini-DVI output

Macbook Mini-DVI output

Macbook Mini-DVI output

(OP)
My Macbook has a mini-DVI output that I connect to my TV computer input using an Apple mini-DVI to VGA adapter cable. This indicates to me that the mini-DVI output signal is analog (DVI-A).

The experts at the Apple store say that the mini-DVI output is also digital (DVI-D) but Apple doesn't sell an adapter cable to allow you to plug into a DVI or HDMI input. They say 3rd party suppliers do sell these adapter cables.

Can this mini-DVI output really drive a digital input such as HDMI? Does anyone understand what is going on here?

RE: Macbook Mini-DVI output

Yes, to the first question...

and yes, to the second question...

now under normal circumstances, I would leave it with those answers...


but I wont be that way today, note that in the future, ask no YES or NO questions...

here are some adapters, that I found by using GOOGLE and NEWEGG...

AMC MDVI-HDMIPH Mini-DVI to HDMI adapter for laptop and Apple 12" Macbook - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812105042&cm_re=mini_DVI_adapter-_-12-105-042-_-Product

Kanex Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Single Link Adapter Model MDPORTDVI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834997553&cm_re=mini_DVI_adapter-_-34-997-553-_-Product

Mini-DVI
http://www.hardwarebook.info/Mini-DVI

External Display Port
http://developer.apple.com/legacy/mac/library/documentation/Hardware/Developer_Notes/Macintosh_CPUs-G4/12inchPowerBookG4/3_Input-Output/q54B_inout.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40001763-CH207-BCIIEDDG

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

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