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Hi,

 

I have a 30" Apple Cinema Display, a DL-DVI to HDMI adaptor and a 2013 MacBook Pro. That's all well and good, but the resolution of the Cinema Display is topping out at 1280x800.

 

If anybody could give me some ideas - as I'm stumped - that would be great, and your help would be most appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Is your mac is a real mac, not hackintosh?
Have you try the thunderbold cable to connect them together?

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Erm... "2013 MacBook Pro" - OP.

 

'30" Cinema Display'. So, no - since the 30" model only came with Dual-Link DVI.



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When you connect an Apple Cinema Display (30-inch DVI) to your computer, you may find that the highest available resolution is 1280 x 800 even though the optimum resolution for the display is 2560 x 1600. This can happen if the display has a single-link DVI connection instead of a dual-link DVI connection.

Straight from Apple.

http://support.apple.../en-za/HT201927



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It migth be the dvi connector you have is single link, you need dual link.
http://support.apple.../en-us/HT201927

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The power block, DVI cable and everything else associated with the 30" Cinema display is original Apple that came with the display. I saw it working just recently with the prev owner's PC.

 

The DVI to HDMI adaptor is Dual-Link, as already stated in the OP...



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you may look for mini thunderbolt to dual link DVI to try it.



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you may look for mini thunderbolt to dual link DVI to try it.

 

OK, but I honestly can't see why that would do anything, since HDMI can support 4K, surely 2560x1600 should be a breeze! :P

 

I have ordered one, nonetheless...



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Yes with the high speed HDMI cable, no problem for over 1080p. Do you have it?

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What type of DL-DVI to HDMI adapter do you have? Active or passive - has a power cable/ USB power or not?

 

These guys say that not all adapters will work with high resolutions, and that you need an active adapter:

 

http://superuser.com...about-the-price







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