MINI-DVI to VGA, DVI and HDMI
The Mini-DVI connector is used on Apple computers as a digital alternative to the Mini-VGA connector. In October 2008, Apple announced the company was phasing it out in favor of Mini DisplayPort. Its size is between the full-sized DVI and the tiny Micro-DVI. It is found on the 12-inch PowerBook G4, Intel-based iMac, the MacBook Intel-based laptop, the Intel-based Xserve, and the 2009 Mac mini. 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. It needs a Mini-DVI Adapter to connect to another monitor. Mini-DVI does not support dual-link connections and hence cannot support resolutions higher than 1920x1200 @60Hz.
There are various types of Mini-DVI Adapter:
- Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter Apple part# (M9320G/A)
- Apple Mini-DVI to Video Adapter Apple part# (M9319G/A)
- Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter (DVI-D) Apple part# (M9321G/B)
A Mini-DVI to HDMI Adapter is also available but not from Apple.