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Is it possible to connect an Apple 24" LED Cinema Display to a PC?

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belongs to superuser –  Xinus Oct 3 '09 at 16:10

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Not directly, It only has a Display port connector on it, so you will need an adapter... unless you have one of the rare computers that has it.

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@Wil I think you edited the wrong answer :) –  alex Oct 3 '09 at 16:38
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@Wil I added the link and picture to your answer since you found the information. Hope you don't mind :) –  alex Oct 3 '09 at 16:44
    
@Alex didn't see anyone else had an answer... well, +1 to you and your answer! sorry - feel free to put that pic in your answer and get the point here! –  William Hilsum Oct 3 '09 at 16:45
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No, no, you found the information :). I'll give you +1 for being a good sport and for having the better answer. –  alex Oct 3 '09 at 16:49
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Geffen also makes one ( gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=8913 ) — it's a bit cheaper, and they're a pretty darn reputable brand. –  Sidnicious Oct 3 '09 at 20:24

I know when it came out it was impossible to connect it to anything other than MacBooks that had mini DisplayPorts. I don't think there are a lot of PCs with mini DisplayPorts out there; it might be kind of hard.

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In addition to the DVI to MDP converter box, it ought to be possible to use a simple cable to convert normal DP to the MBP used by the LED Cinema Display. I'm unaware of a cable to do so at present, though.

ATi's new Eyefinity cards will come with MDP sockets, although I expect them to cost a lot since they are "enthusiast" level card, great for games and being able to drive 6 seperate displays.

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