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Mini-DVI
TypeDigital and analog computer video connector
Production history
DesignerApple Inc.
ManufacturerApple Inc.
SupersededMini-VGA
Superseded byMini DisplayPort (October 2008)
General specifications
Externalyes
Video signalAs DVI
Pins32
Pin out
A female mini-DVI socket
Pin 1Dat2_PData 2 +
Pin 2Dat2_NData 2 -
Pin 3Dat1_PData 1 +
Pin 4Dat1_NData 1 -
Pin 5Dat0_PData 0 +
Pin 6Dat0_NData 0 -
Pin 7CLK_PClock +
Pin 8CLK_NClock -
Pin 9DGND
Pin 10DGND
Pin 11DGND
Pin 12DGND
Pin 13DGND
Pin 14DGND
Pin 15DGND
Pin 16DGND
Pin 17+5 V
Pin 18DCC_DAT
Pin 19spare
Pin 20BLUEAnalogue blue
Pin 21not installed
Pin 22GREENAnalogue green
Pin 23not installed
Pin 24REDAnalogue red
Pin 25Detect
Pin 26DCC_CLK
Pin 27spare
Pin 28DGND
Pin 29HSYNCHorizontal sync
Pin 30DGND
Pin 31VSYNCVertical sync
Pin 32DGND

The Mini-DVI connector is used on certain Apple computers as a digital alternative to the Mini-VGA connector. Its size is between the full-sized DVI and the tiny Micro-DVI. It is found on the 12-inch PowerBook G4 (except the original 12-inch 867 MHz PowerBook G4, it used Mini-VGA), Intel-based iMac, the MacBook Intel-based laptop, the Intel-based Xserve, the 2009 Mac mini, and some late model eMacs.

In October 2008, Apple announced the company was phasing Mini-DVI out in favor of Mini DisplayPort.

The Apple HDMI to DVI Adapter allows you to connect your Mac with built-in HDMI to a DVI display or projector. You can use an external display as your primary display, extend your desktop to a second display, or work in mirroring mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees. HDTVs with HDMI inputs can be connected to a pre 'Early 2009' Mac mini with a DVI to HDMI adapter. A DVI to HDMI adapter will relay video but not audio from the computer. The 'Early 2009' models can be connected to an HDMI equipped television by using a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. 24 results for mac mini hdmi to dvi. Save this search. Shipping to 98052: Items in search results. Mini DVI To HDMI Video Cable Adapter For Apple Macbook MAC Mini Xserve. C $10.74; Buy It Now +C $10.74 shipping; 415 Sold. From United States; Mini DVI to HDMI Adapter Converter Cable for Apple iMac Mac Mini MacBook (A029). Buy PTC Mini-DVI to HDMI Adapter with 6ft HDMI Cable for Macintosh: HDMI Cables - Amazon.com FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases.

Mini-DVI connectors on Apple hardware are capable of carrying DVI, VGA, or TV signals through the use of adapters, detected with EDID (Extended display identification data) via DDC. This connector is often used in place of a DVI connector in order to save physical space on devices. Mini-DVI does not support dual-link connections and hence cannot support resolutions higher than 1920×1200 @60 Hz.

There are various types of Mini-DVI adapter:

  • Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter Apple part number M9320G/A (discontinued)
  • Apple Mini-DVI to Video Adapter Apple part number M9319G/A, provided both S-Video and Composite video connectors (discontinued)
  • Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter (DVI-D) Apple part number M9321G/B (discontinued)

A non-OEM Mini-DVI to HDMI Adapter is also available on certain online stores such as eBay and Amazon, and from some retail stores, but not from Apple.

The physical connector is similar to Mini-VGA, but is differentiated by having four rows of pins arranged in two vertically stacked slots rather than the two rows of pins in the Mini-VGA.

Connecting to a DVI-I connector requires a Mini-DVI to DVI-D cable plus a DVI-D to DVI-I adapter.

Criticisms[edit]

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  • Apple's Mini-DVI to DVI-D cable does not carry the analog signal coming from the mini-DVI port on the Apple computer. This means that it is not possible to use this cable with an inexpensive DVI-to-VGA adapter for VGA output; Apple's mini-DVI to VGA cable must be used instead. This could be avoided if Apple provided a mini-DVI to DVI-I cable. The purpose of DVI-I is to ensure universal compatibility.[1][2]
  • The Apple mini-DVI to DVI-D cable's package shows a DVI-I figure instead of DVI-D and does not specify that it comes with only DVI-D.

Compatibility[edit]

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As Mini-DVI is pin-compatible with DVI, it supports both DVI and VGA through adapters.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^'Blog explaining the difference'. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
  2. ^'Image showing the difference'. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
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External links[edit]

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Retrieved from 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mini-DVI&oldid=982972633'

Apple's Mini DisplayPort adapters work with Mac models that have a Mini DisplayPort , Thunderbolt port , or Thunderbolt 2 port when using Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 or later:

These adapters don't work with the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter, which doesn't support Mini DisplayPort displays.

Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

The Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter connects a Mac that has a Mini DisplayPort , Thunderbolt port , or Thunderbolt 2 port to a display that uses a single-link DVI cable.

This adapter supports display resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.

Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

The Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter connects a Mac that has a Mini DisplayPort , Thunderbolt port , or Thunderbolt 2 port to a display that uses a dual-link DVI cable.

This adapter supports display resolutions up to 2560 x 1600. To use it with a dual-link DVI display such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display, connect the USB cable from the display to the USB-A port on the adapter, then connect the USB-A cable on the adapter to the USB-A port on your Mac.

Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

The Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter connects a Mac that has a Mini DisplayPort , Thunderbolt port , or Thunderbolt 2 port to display that uses a VGA cable.

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This adapter supports display resolutions up to 1920 x 1200. To achieve resolutions greater than 1600 x 1200, displays with high refresh rates might require that you lower the refresh rate.

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Because the VGA connection is analog instead of digital, HDCP-encrypted content might not play back, or might play back at a lower resolution.

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