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I have a tendency to notice things that most people wouldn't think to look twice at. I'm like a child that way. A thirty-year old child with a fancy toy, but still... The cameraphone makes it easier to share them with others, but doesn't necessarily make it clear why I thought it deserved to *be* shared...

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Does anyone recognize this type of monitor cable port configuration? What is
it called? I think I am going to need an adapter...
17th Oct 2009, 18:54  

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That's a standard DVI configuration, as opposed to any of the ten or so Mac DVI iterations, HDMI, or (probably what you're more familiar with) VGA. VGA output to DVI monitors can be a bit of a challenge, as VGA is still a bit on the analog side and that "D" in DVI stands for digital. If you're working with a workstation, it might be cheaper to get a video card that does DVI output than to get what basically amounts to a converter box. If you're working with a notebook with no DVI port of any kind, you may be in for a rough ride and have no option other than a converter box. Though converting from HDMI or other forms of DVI to that form usually only takes an adapter or a special cable.

Here's a good place to start looking for info: http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html

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17th Oct 2009, 19:08

wombat527 says:

Interesting, thanks Laz. I may might maybe have a spare box with a compatible video card in it. Otherwise, they can't be too terribly much, eh?

17th Oct 2009, 19:43

The big gaming demon cards still manage to be hundreds and hundreds of dollars, but a 256-meg or 512-meg dual output card won't set you back too far... At least not in contrast.

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18th Oct 2009, 15:02

wombat527 says:

That's what I'm discovering. However, I also discovered that the monitor has a VGA port as well, so all I should need to do is find an inexpensive cable, which should be a lot more possible.

18th Oct 2009, 16:16

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