Gefen has a knack for delivering some pretty high-end, niche adapters
in the audio/video world, and if you can dream up a conversion scenario, they can probably hook you up with an adapter to handle it. That also means that most of their wares are priced too high for the average consumer, but the company's latest lineup really hits home in the PC world. Specifically, the Mac world.Apple
has made the executive decision to start supporting DisplayPort across their product lines, but that's leaving quite a few customers in the dark when it comes time to use items they already have with HDMI, DVI and/or VGA ports. Gefen's three new adapters makes it possible to easily connect any new Mac with a Mini DisplayPort adapter to a flat-panel monitor using HDMI, DVI, VGA or the full-size DisplayPort socket.
At just $49, the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter is a small, simple dongle that bridges the gap between Apple and your "old" display, while the other adapters (listed below in full) do similar tasks but with different connectors. Spending $49 here sure beats buying a new monitor, right?
Gefen Connects Different Hi-Def Video Formats to Mini DisplayPort for Integration of Computer and Entertainment Equipment
CHATSWORTH, CA – So you want to connect your new Apple computer
equipped with Mini DisplayPort to a flat panel display using HDMI, DVI
or DisplayPort? Gefen makes it easy with three new Mini Display Port
In addition to providing a simple signal adaptation, all three are
packaged as cable solutions, offering a flexible, plug and play method
to send high resolution video from computer to display.
Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
View downloaded movies, photos and more on any flat panel display or
projector equipped with HDMI using this convenient adapter. One end of
the cable is equipped with Mini-DisplayPort to link to your computer;
the other end is equipped with HDMI to link to your display. No extra
power is needed to deliver vibrant visuals up to 1080p full HD from the
computer to the display for a fully engaging home entertainment
Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
Perhaps you want to retain your digital flat panel display in a new mix
of computer equipment. This adapter cable lets you feed video from your
Apple computer to any display equipped with DVI. High resolutions up to
1920x1200 are delivered instantly, expanding your workspace with ease.
Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter
If you’re looking for an easy way to integrate an additional display
into your computer system, you’ve found it. These adapter cables offer
Mini DisplayPort connectivity on one end, DisplayPort connectivity on
the other end. High resolutions supporting 36-bits of color depth with
a 120 Hz video refresh rate are transmitted instantly from computer to
display. Three cable lengths are offered, giving additional space to
extend high resolution video from computer to display: six feet (1.8m),
ten feet (3m) and 15 feet (4.5m).
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