View Any PC or Mac Computer with Audio Support on a Display Using Mini DisplayPort.
The Dual Link DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort Converter from Gefen works with all Mac and PC computers with a mini-DisplayPort. Using dual link DVI graphics, the Dual Link DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort Converter supports resolutions up to 2560x1600.
It's designed as a Plug-n-Play solution for viewing DVI video using the Mini DisplayPort interface with audio support. The Dual Link DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort Converter can also be used with displays using standard DisplayPort connections with a passive Mini-DisplayPort-to-DisplayPort cable.
Audio support is provided through the built-in 3.5mm audio jack. The audio output is fed through the Mini-DisplayPort connector on the unit. An EDID switch button is provided for manually selecting the three EDID modes: 2560x1600, 2560x1440, or pass-through. The unit is powered using the included USB cable.
How It Works:
Connect your DVI source to the GefenTV Dual Link DVI to Mini DP Converter using an optional dual link DVI cable to the unit's DVI In connector. Using a Mini DisplayPort cable (sold separately), connect the cable from the unit's Mini DP Out jack to the display's Mini DisplayPort input (or DisplayPort input: With a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter, also sold separately). Use the EDID button on the front panel to cycle through the three different EDID modes: 2560x1600, 2560x1440, or pass-through. Select the appropriate EDID mode based on the capabilities of the display attached. The specific EDID Mode LED will glow to indicate which mode is selected. Attach the optional audio cable from your computer's audio output jack to the unit's Audio In jack. Connect the USB cable (included) from the computer's USB port to the unit's USB (USB For Power) jack.
Note: The GTV-DVIDL-2-MDP is not compatible to the Apple Thunderbolt Displays.
Advanced Extended Display Identification Data (EDID)
The Dual Link DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort Converter comes equipped with advanced EDID management features, such as the EDID switch located on the front panel. It can be used to switch seamlessly between three different modes: 2560x1600, 2560x1440, or pass-through.
Audio input is handled by a 3.5mm (1/8") audio jack. Both the DVI video signal and the audio signal are converted by the Dual Link DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort Converter and relayed through the mini-DisplayPort. Since the mini-DisplayPort handles both video and audio signals (just like its HDMI counterpart), there's no need for a separate audio connector from the converter to the display receiving the signal.
The Dual Link DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort Converter supports resolutions up to 2560x1600. Also, the included EDID button can switch to 2560x1440, which is the native resolution of Apple 27" iMacs and Apple 27" LED Cinema Displays
USB-Powered The Dual Link DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort Converter is powered through a USB cable so it doesn't take up extra space on the electrical outlet.