Kanex's C247DL DVI Hooks Your Computer Up to Apple's Crisp, Clear Cinema Display

There's nothing like a good DVI to better your watching/gaming/skyping experience. And Kanex's new dual-link DVI will hook you up with resolutions of up to 2560x1600 on a 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display. That is, as long as you've got a PC or Mac with a good graphics card. Plus, you can transfer sound via USB to the… » 8/16/11 2:02pm 8/16/11 2:02pm

HDCP Restrictions Rolled Back on New MacBooks

One part of the new MacBook experience that didn't exactly seem like much of an upgrade was the addition of HDCP » 11/26/08 5:28am 11/26/08 5:28am for the new DisplayPort video connector, which left users unable to watch iTunes DRMed video content—HD or SD—on non-HDCP compliant external displays. This morning Apple released an update to ease the pain:…

Apple DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI Adapter Delayed to Dec. 23

While we liked the shiny unibody MacBooks » 11/20/08 9:40am 11/20/08 9:40am, their new miniDisplay Port requires the use of a dual link DVI adapter to drive the 30" CinemaDisplay. Not only is the adapter ; it's a custom cord that can't exactly be spotted between the batteries and singing cards at the drug store. Now Apple has informed preorderers to…

Giz Explains: An Illustrated Guide to Every Stupid Cable You Need

We put up with too many cables. There are at least four different kinds of USB plugs, two kinds of FireWire and like a million different ways to connect something to TV or monitor. Modern gadget life can be kind of retarded in this way. Why not one kind of cable, or just a couple? I don't know. But until everyone gets… » 7/30/08 3:00pm 7/30/08 3:00pm

Gefen USB to DVI Adapter Can Handle Up to 6 Monitors

This is not the first time a USB to DVI adapter had come down the pipeline, but the new Gefen adapter can drive an impressive 6 additional displays at 1600X1200 resolution. It is not great for larger monitors by any means, but at only $129 it could be a relatively inexpensive solution. Gefen also notes that it "uses… » 3/19/08 6:35pm 3/19/08 6:35pm

Giz Explains: DisplayPort Set to Invade PC Monitors Everywhere

Click to viewAs if we needed another display standard, along comes DisplayPort, approved last year and just about to sally forth on graphics cards and monitors everywhere. WTF do we need another standard for, anyway? Bandwidth, that's why. DisplayPort (plug pictured above at left, next to a dual-link DVI connector)… » 1/04/08 12:30pm 1/04/08 12:30pm

USB to DVI Adapter Expands Screen Space Without Adding Video Cards

The idea of driving a DVI or VGA display with a USB adapter isn't new, but Sewell's latest adapter seems to be fairly cheap and useful. Their adapter costs $119 and has 128MB RAM on board, which is then powered by USB ports from your computer to drive a 1600x1200 resolution monitor at the same time as your standard… » 10/30/07 5:40pm 10/30/07 5:40pm