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adc to dvi converters
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Jan 26, 2013, 11:43 AM
 
i see on e-bay quite a few of apple's adc to dvi converters that seem to go for around $100. but i also see some made by dr. botts or belkin that seem to go for between $20 and $30. do these work as well as the apple model?
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Jan 26, 2013, 12:07 PM
 
never mind. i looked on amazon. two different animals. this converter will run me more than the monitor. but i would love to hook up an intel mac mini with a 17" apple cinema display. and i just might.
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Jan 26, 2013, 12:07 PM
 
I cannot weigh in on the Dr. Botts created adapters. I had started a thread on these adapters a few months ago. I ended up buying an ADC->DVI without a power cord (I forget the type, but it was standard) for $60 total. The power cord I was able to acquire for free. It sucks these are still so expensive. For a time, I considered taking the ADC connection apart and making my own, but I figured it would be more hassle than it was worth so I bit the bullet and bought one. Managed to get a 22" Cinema Display for $60 total.
     
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Jan 26, 2013, 12:22 PM
 
are you satisfied with your display and what do you have it hooked up to? (i'm thinking of a mac mini a few years old so that i can still run 10.6.) the monitor will be sitting next to a snow g3 imac with soundstick speakers. and except for the mini i'm thinking that this setup will give a real retro look. i use the g3 to mess around a few things in os9.
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Jan 26, 2013, 01:43 PM
 
it is attached to a mid 2007 20" iMac. it was free minus adapter, I love the look so yeah I am pretty happy with it
     
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Jan 26, 2013, 03:30 PM
 
thanks.
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Jan 26, 2013, 03:35 PM
 
the brightness is noticeably lower than the iMac, but it does not bother me. also was a slight hassle to get the colors temps matching.
     
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Jan 26, 2013, 03:37 PM
 
I, too, wish the converters weren't so expensive. I'd love to be able to keep using my matte-screen 23" Cinema HD display into the future. It's a great screen.
     
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Jan 26, 2013, 05:01 PM
 
I have another 15" Apple Studio display I would like to use, but $50+ for an adapter is a deterrent for a 15" 4:3 screen
     
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Jan 27, 2013, 02:11 PM
 
I've got a pair of the 20" versions I'd love to use. There was a guy selling a rigged version that ran off a G4 Cube PSU a while back. They were much cheaper.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
   
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