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Elie
20th July 2005, 11:14
Are they even available?

The reason I ask, is that at work I got an IBM thinkpad with a docking station that has one DVI-D andone VGA, and it supports dual monitors.

Both of my monitors are analog and for the life of my cannot find a DVI-D to VGA adapter or converter!!!!!

Do any of you have experience in this field? If you have any comments or suggestion please let me know.


Thanks! :)

Regards,
Elie

Nowhere
20th July 2005, 11:18
Never heard about them...so even if they exist, must be expensive as hell... (mainly from rarity; the thing that they need some electronics inside would play little part in price I gather)

edit: but after posting I've looked at your sig...why not just buy monitors with DVI-D? :p

Elie
20th July 2005, 11:30
LOL, I wish!! My sig. is my video NLE workstation at home, now at work is another story, very cheap company hehe :)

so I gotta make due with one I have.

Thanks,
Elie

Admiral
20th July 2005, 11:41
Err, doesn't pretty much any modern video card come delivered with such an adapter, to use your DVI as a second analog connector ?
Asus even includes them in the lowend products, like the 9250.

edit: I was referring to something like this (http://www.l-com.com/jump.jsp?lGen=detail&itemID=6380&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=35&iSubCat=127&iSubSubCat=0&iProductID=6380),

Nowhere
20th July 2005, 11:48
Admiral: but connectors on such card are DVI-I (adapter is mostly physical link between two types of connectors here). With DVI-D that's another story...

Admiral
20th July 2005, 11:52
see my edit in the previous post, maybe I got it right now :D

Nowhere
20th July 2005, 12:09
But you weren't reffering to something "like this" :p (assuming the "like this" thing is what Elie wants, no time to check)

rylan
20th July 2005, 12:15
Nope, going to VGA requires analog on the DVI port (DVI-I). DVI-D is digital only.
He'd need a converter box with a DVI receiver and then a DAC for output and other control logic. Those are expensive and you're limited to SXGA resolution (1280x1024) max... for example http://www.cablewholesale.com/specs/40dv-05300.htm or http://www.networktechinc.com/dvi-vga.html

Nowhere
20th July 2005, 12:43
...and as I suspected it's cheaper to buy a monitor...

Gurm
20th July 2005, 13:31
I suspect that the "this" link Admiral provided in his edit... would probably work. ;)

Elie
20th July 2005, 13:54
Thanks guys for the help, actually Rylan's links is exactly what I was looking for.

Didn't realize that the cost of the converter is the same as a digital monitor LOL :)

Regards,
Elie