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post #21 of 34
This cable will work perfectly for what you're looking to do, I'm using the same one:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10246&cs_id=1024606&p_id=6007&seq=1&format=2
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Ah, that's the same price as the Apple 27' Thunderbolt, so it is indeed too expensive for me. Btw, is there any specific reason you prefer the Samsung model to Apple's, given that they have the same price?

Thanks for confirming the display port devices that you have seen work well with ThunderBolt ports, definitely useful to know! Makes me more confident about buying one of these Korean monitors and knowing that I'll be able to get it to work.

(Ah, my first post on overclock, and this has been a most helpful thread smile.gif)

I decided to go with the Samsung after trying their 850D PLS monitor and loving it. Reviewers seemed to love the 970D and that was all I needed to see to make the plunge and try it myself. I was really looking for a "jack of all trades" monitor since I do graphic design, programming, and gaming.
post #22 of 34
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Oh. In that case, miniDisplayPort is a DisplayPort with a different shape. Hence, DisplayPort is also compatible with Thunderbolt. You'll need a $5 minidisplayport to displayport cable.

Ah, got it. So it seems there is no loss of data etc between DisplayPort and mini DisplayPort, but just different physical connectors... is that right?

I have been able to find these two listed on eBay India: male to female, and female to male.

They both say miniDP to DP. But one is miniDP male to female DP and the other one miniDP female to DP male. How are they different, and which one do I want?

(They are both around $20, but I guess that's okay. )
Edited by himanshu0 - 3/6/13 at 9:55am
post #23 of 34
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Ah, got it. So it seems there is no loss of data etc between DisplayPort and mini DisplayPort, but just different physical connectors... is that right?

I have been able to find these two listed on eBay India:
http://www.ebay.in/itm/Mini-DisplayPort-Female-to-Display-Port-Male-Cable-Adapter-for-Dell-Apple-/360606403597?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item53f5d10c0d&_uhb=1#ht_1848wt_1141
http://www.ebay.in/itm/Mini-DisplayPort-Male-to-Mini-Display-Port-Female-Extension-cable-1-8m-/120733707121?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item1c1c4a2b71&_uhb=1#ht_1974wt_1141

They both say miniDP to DP. But one is miniDP male to female DP and the other one miniDP female to DP male. How are they different, and which one do I want?

(They are both around $20, but I guess that's okay. )
Neither. This is the one you are looking for. Both of those are extension cables.
post #24 of 34
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

Thunderbolt ports are display ports with pinouts to PCIe. <--- Mac tech smile.gif

If the Monitor has DP, then use that. Works fine.

This link (http://blog.fosketts.net/2011/02/24/thunderbolt-light-peak-pci-express/) says that Thunderbolt = mini DisplayPort + PCIe.
Is the term "DisplayPort" now almost synonymous with "mini DisplayPort"? confused.

Mini-DP is the same thing as DP, just smaller.
 
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post #25 of 34
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Neither. This is the one you are looking for. Both of those are extension cables.

Cool! you are THE man! smile.gif Bonus points for the ebay.in link wink.gif
post #26 of 34
DEFINITELY go with a monitor with a built in displayport. I spent a month trying to get this to work on a Crossover monitor using 5 different mini displayPort to Dual Link DVI adpaters, and none of them worked, including the Apple one.

I gave up and sold the Crossover 27QD and are looking at the Crossover 2720mdp. By the time you buy the adapter, you're paying roughly the same amount, without the headache.
post #27 of 34
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Yup, have already decided to do that! smile.gif

Will order in a day or so. Will post my experiences if there is anything particularly worth sharing!
post #28 of 34
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@all, kevinsbanne
Hi, I am the OP of the thread, and I have received this CROSSOVER 2720MDP GOLD monitor and this DP to miniDP cable, as per the discussion on this thread.

However, on connecting the monitor to my MacBook Pro (Retina)'s mini DP interface, using the cable, nothing seems to happen at all.

The monitor has power, but there is only a red light blinking, nothing else. The Macbook doesn't seem to detect an external monitor at all. The monitor also has an HDMI port, as does the laptop, and the same thing happens on connecting them through an HDMI cable as well.

Any ideas on what I should do?
Edited by himanshu0 - 3/26/13 at 4:41am
post #29 of 34
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@all, kevinsbanne
Hi, I am the OP of the thread, and I have received this CROSSOVER 2720MDP GOLD monitor and this DP to miniDP cable, as per the discussion on this thread.

However, on connecting the monitor to my MacBook Pro (Retina)'s mini DP interface, using the cable, nothing seems to happen at all.

The monitor has power, but there is only a red light blinking, nothing else. The Macbook doesn't seem to detect an external monitor at all. The monitor also has an HDMI port, as does the laptop, and the same thing happens on connecting them through an HDMI cable as well.

Any ideas on what I should do?
Red light blinking seems to indicate that your monitor is off... At least, that's what a blinking red light on my Catleap means.
post #30 of 34
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Just wanted to report that the setup is working fine.

Basically I had to select "DisplayPort" on the OSD menu, and after that everything works fine.

Also, I can confirm that I am able to use the monitor in its full resolution only using DisplayPort, not HDMI.

EDIT:
Thanks everyone wink.gif
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