Mini DisplayPort is a smaller version of the DisplayPort interface developed by Apple for its Macintosh computers.

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Is there a video quality difference between a Mini-DisplayPort-to-HDMI conversion and a USB-to-HDMI conversion?

I recently bought a laptop (Dell XPS-13), which comes equipped with only a Mini-DisplayPort for video, which is not compatible with most displays I have to use (university projectors). USB-ports are ...
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Display signal cuts out due to static electricity

I have two monitors hooked up to a Thinkpad T450 using Displayport MST, and every once in a while, the signal would cut out briefly before coming back. I had no idea what the issue was, and I ...
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Using 3 monitors with Radeon R9 280X?

I know that there is a similar question to this on here, but I am sort of asking a different question. I'm trying to do a three monitor set up with a Radeon R9 280X. It has 2 Mini Display outs, an ...
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Mac mini (2014/15 HDMI 2xThunderbolt) How do I connect it to cinema Display A1038 + A1006

I bought a Mac mini end of 1014. It works fine with a Thunderbolt to VGA adapter and my nearly vintage LaCie electron22blue monitor. Now I "inherited" a A1038 cinema display with A1006 Powersupply ...
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MacBook 2015 - dual/triple external monitors?

I’m interested in the new 2015 MacBook (not Pro or Air), but only if it supports the ability to have two or three external monitors. I’ve only found sources indicating that this is not possible, but ...
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What version of DisplayPort does the Dell XPS L520X use? Or is there software that can check?

I have this laptop in hand. Is there software that can check? Nvidia GT 540M 2GB Is it 2560×1600 (WQXGA) DisplayPort 1.1a or 4096x2160 (4K) DisplayPort 1.2
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Older Apple 30" Cinema Display Connection Options

I am thinking of buying a 30" Cinema Display with 2560x1600 resolution. This has the dual link dvi connection. I have the last 17" MBP made, a 9 mos old 13" MBP retina and the latest 13" MBA. My ...
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How to use legacy monitors with single Mini DisplayPort output

I have two ASUS VN289H monitors. Each monitor has one VGA/D-Sub and two HDMI inputs. I am currently using one M-M VGA cable and one DVI to HDMI cable to power this dual-screen setup. I am ...
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Posible to use mini display to HDMI with HDMI splitter?

I have a macbook pro 13 inch with two external monitors. I'd like to set up a third external monitor however the only working ports on my laptop are the two mini-display ports. The HDMI port was ...
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Can my XFX Radeon R9 280 render simultaneously to both a 4k and 2k monitor?

I have a Radeon R9 280 video card. It has these ports: 1 HDMI 2 mini display port 1 DVI-D 1 DVI-I The NewEgg spec pages lists the max resolution as 4096x2160, but I don't know if that means per ...
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mid 2010 Apple MacBook Pro 13" mini display port split via Belkin adapter into two VGA connections, not detected

I brought a Belkin adapter for my mid 2010 MacBook Pro 13 inch. It turns the mini display port into two VGA connections ...
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Is there a difference between “Thunderbolt” and “Mini DisplayPort” cables?

TB-to-TB cables seems to be more expensive than mDP-to-mDP cables. Is there any actual difference besides the branding? This is for use in connecting a MacBook Pro to a dock with multiple ports (USB ...
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Does DisplayPort cables only one-way?

I saw this DELOCK 82438 Mini DisplayPort - Displayport cable where the image shows one end is an input, while the other is an output. They also say in the description that this is a Mini DisplayPort ...
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Finding out what resolutions my laptop's display ports support

I have a Dell XPS 15, late 2013 and it has a Mini DisplayPort and an HDMI slot. I am aware that different versions of HDMI support different resolutions and even different drivers affect things, too. ...
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How many monitors can I attach?

What is the maximum number of monitors I can attached with a laptop (Lenovo T440) that comes two usb ports, one VGA port and one mDP (miniDisplayPort)?
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DisplayPort monitor with USB hub, switch to another machine with all USBs?

So, I'd really like to just be able to sit down at my desk, with my gaming pc all connected up and working, plug my MacBook Air in to the DisplayPort and pick up all the USB devices. ...
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4K monitor showing 2560x1440 as max resolution

I recently purchased a 4k Monitor, to figure that HDMI can only display 4K at 30 hz, which isnt enough for gaming and it simply makes it less enjoyable with the laggy input. It worked at 4k resolution ...
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Does the Surface Pro 3 support sending audio through the mini-DisplayPort connector?

I have a Surface Pro 3 that I'm trying to connect to a TV via a mini-DisplayPort to HDMI cable, but I'm not getting sound. Does the Surface Pro 3 support this? I found information via Google that ...
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Can I connect adapt a laptop's mini displayport to a monitor's hdmi port and get 2560 x 1440 resolution?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 with a mini displayport (mini DP) port and a monitor with HDMI as well as dual-link DVI-D (digital). I know that I can get an active adapter and go from the laptop's ...
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Mini DisplayPort daisy-chaining

I haven't found any documentation saying it's not possible, but I've been trying to find if daisy-chaining Mini DisplayPort-to-DisplayPort with successive monitors connected using DisplayPort. So: ...
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2560 x 1440 Resolution: is Mini DisplayPort or HDMI better?

My first foray beyond 1080p begins today. Should I use HDMI or DisplayPort to connect my new laptop to my monitor? If I have both cables, which will allow me to maximize my graphics experience? ...
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WHY: Mini Displayport to Displayport adapter connected to Alienware m17 laptop for dual monitor not working?

I just bought this: accellcables.com/K088B-003B.html and am trying to connect my ASUS 27" (2560x1440) monitor up to my laptop through it's mini displayport. After wrestling through possible solutions ...
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Surface Pro 2 - how many external 1080p monitors are supported with DisplayPort daisy chaining?

The Surface Pro 2 supports daisy chaining 1080p aka FullHD aka 1920x1080 monitors (and other resolutions too). Does anyone know for certain how many external 1080p displays the Surface Pro 2 can drive ...
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Black screen when lid is closed for primary monitor and nothing up for secondary monitor. What is wrong?

I recently purchased two new dual monitors. I interchangeable swap laptops -- one for work, one for personal use. The personal use laptop is a lenovo Y500 and I use the ports, HDMI and VGA to connect ...
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What is an Acer Converter Port?

What is this port "Acer Converter Port"? Is it basically the same as miniDP? Can I connect a monitor like Dell U2713H on this one? From Frequently Asked Questions on the Aspire R7 series: 9. Can ...
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Are mini display ports to VGA reversible?

So I need an adapter for a Mini Display port monitor to go to a VGA laptop. Every adapter I see says it's for the opposite. Are mini DP to VGA cables reversible?
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One Mini DisplayPort yields small picture, the other works fine

I have 1 DVI, 1 HDMI and 2 Mini DisplayPorts in my graphics card. I have a TV hooked up to the HDMI port, and two displays connected to the Mini DisplayPorts (with HDMI-mDP cables, because i have no ...
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Is there a way to tell the difference between a thunderbolt cable and a MiniDP cable (possible knockoff)?

I purchased a thunderbolt cable off eBay and connected it to my Apple monitor. So far, the video signal is working fine; however, the audio is not coming out of the monitor as I understand that it ...
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Is Mini DisplayPort to DVI-I Adapter Compatible With a DVI-D Cable?

I have a problem with a DVI-I Adapter to DVI-D connection. I bought an adapter for my MacBook Pro. It's a Mini DisplayPort to DVI-I adapter. My display is NEC P221W which has a DVI-I input. The ...
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AOC 21" monitor wont' wake up after computer goes to sleep

I have a dual monitor setup. An AOC 21" monitor to accompany my iMac. After waking the iMac from sleep, the AOC monitor doesn't wake up without me having to unplug the dvi cable from the monitor and ...
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Connect 2 DVI monitors via Mini DisplayPort?

I have a macbook pro with a Mini DisplayPort video out. I want to connect it to two dell monitors that have a DVI input. Can this be done? I brought the monitors with a dell PC. For the PC I used ...
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Can a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable support resolutions above 1920x1200?

Is it theoretically possible for a cheapo Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable or adapter to support resolutions above 1920 × 1200, e.g. 2560 × 1440 (QHD)? Or is it always ...
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Can the Microsoft Surface Pro drive multiple external monitors?

I am interested in simultaneously connecting two Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP 24-inch Widescreen Flat Panels to my Microsoft Surface Pro. Currently I am attempting to utilize a StarTech Mini DisplayPort to ...
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Triple Head 2 Go Digital Se

I am trying to connect my TripleHead2Go Digital SE, to 3 VGA monitors, It is unclear if they are incompatible since I had to get VGA to DVI converters. I am not sure if it just doesn't work with VGA ...
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Can using a DVI-Displayport mini adapter increase screen resolution in clamshell mode?

I often use my MacBook Pro (model 8,1) in clamshell mode (i.e. integrated screen closed) with my Samsung 24" SyncMaster2443 screen. However I perceive the image on the screen as somewhat blurry, ...
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How can I tell if a displayport / mini-DP to DVI adapter is active or passive?

I have a bunch of mini-Displayport to DVI adapters lying around. Some of them came from Macbooks, some came bundled with ATI video cards, and some I have no idea where they came from. How can I check ...
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How do I get my XFX Radeon HD 7870 to work with 3 monitors using HDMI, DVI, and Mini DisplayPort?

I bought a XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 and set it up using the HDMI, DVI and Mini DisplayPort (using an Apple mDP-to-VGA adapter). I hooked it up, installed the drivers and rebooted. The ...
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How to connect a laptop that has an HDMI out to a monitor that has a Mini DisplayPort cable?

Concretely, a Lenovo Y500 to a Apple Cinema Display. Note: I would like to transfer a 2560x1440 resolution!
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Calibrating external monitors (HDMI, Mini DisplayPort)

I have a Dell XPS L502x laptop and two LG IPS235 monitors. One of them connected through HDMI-HDMI, another through Mini DisplayPort - HDMI. Although these are the same monitors, if I set them to ...
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Export display to an iMac

I have a 12" Linux laptop with HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA ouputs. I can successfully export a display of a resolution up to 2048x1536 to any vanilla display or TV. I also have a 27" Mid-2010 top of ...
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Can a port labelled 1394 be used with a mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter?

I have a Dell Latitude E5520 laptop and I can see there is a port labelled 1394. Does anyone know if you can run a mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter from it? I am trying to set up 2 external monitors to ...
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mini displayport to VGA not working

Very simple problem: I am trying to hook up a laptop to a projector via a Mini DisplayPort to VGA connector, however it just doesn't work at all. Where this gets odd is: This all works to the ...
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Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual Link up to 2560 * 1600

I have a ThinkPad T530 with Mini DP++ and NVS 5400M, which are said to support 2560 * 1600 resolution. The display is Dell 3007WFP, which also supports 2560 * 1600. But, I have never seen any cables ...
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How to connect two Dual-link-DVI displays to a Thunderbolt MacBook Pro

I want to connect two 2560x1440 displays to a summer 2012 MacBook Pro Retina (MBP from now on). The best way to do it would be to buy two Apple thunderbolt displays, which would connect Display2 ...
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Using a Thunderbolt display with a Mini DisplayPort Mac

I have a MacBook Pro that I purchased in December 2010 that has a Mini DisplayPort, but no Thunderbolt port. I would like to purchase a monitor for my machine. What I would really like is one of the ...
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Mini displayport cable max length?

I will have a server with a great GPU around 20 meters away from my pc (iMac 27"). I would like to run windows on the server to play from my iMac a game running on the server. (running windows on a ...
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I am trying to connect my Macbook Pro (Mac OS X - Version 10.7.4) to a Samsung SyncMaster S20B300 monitor.

I am trying to connect my Macbook Pro (Mac OS X - Version 10.7.4) to a Samsung SyncMaster S20B300 monitor. As soon as I connect the minidisplay port into the monitor, it turns it off (puts it in ...
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Mini display port to HDMI without sound

I am looking into getting a dsiplay port adapter for my macbookpro and I am wondering if i get an hdmi one, will that force my audio through it? or can I just send video through it and still have ...
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Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Sound Stopped Working

I have cancelled cable and want to watch the NCAA tournament games on my TV tonight through my 2011 Macbook Pro where I can stream the game in a browser. I have a cheap Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI ...
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What cable do I need to connect my Mac Mini to a VGA monitor?

Just received my Mac Mini and I'm trying to figure out what cable I need to connect to my VGA monitor. The monitor only has a VGA connection and in the Mac Mini manual that was in the box, it says ...