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Extending Apple display cables?
Old 21st November 2009
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Extending Apple display cables?


Does anyone know of decent and cheap extender for an old style Apple Cinema display?

I want to push my G5 tower as far away as possible to avoid the noise from it but the apple display obviously needs to be close to me. I need another 2mtr or so.

The display uses ADC but my video card has adc+dvi ports.

I've been searching for the past hour but everything turns up the mini-adc format.

I'd love some help on this. Surely many studio's have moved their towers out of the control room and used some kind of extension solutions for the display?

Old 22nd November 2009
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
I don't think you will find one cheap. They are thick heavy duty cables.
You might try ebay as they seem to be discontinued everywhere. I bought one for one of our G5s a few year back for $175 or so.

I think this is what you need.
Gefen ADC Extender, 16 ft. - EXT-ADC-16, $179.95

Peace Todd
Old 22nd November 2009 | Show parent
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AnthonyRochester's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 10 years
I'm interested in this question too. Supplementary question - I'm using a VGA cable from my mac, does it work well to extend these cables?
Old 22nd November 2009 | Show parent
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VGA can go up to quite a length without much degradation. I've run 40m of good-quality VGA cabling with only a tiny amount of discolouration to the image...
Old 22nd November 2009 | Show parent
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Well, the people over at the Apple "community" reckon a DVI > ADC cable would do it.

Apple DVI to ADC Adapter - excellent condition in box on eBay (end time 28-Nov-09 23:22:36 GMT)

I'm unsure, but the additional few feet from this would probably be enough.
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