DisplayPort to DVI Dual Link Active Converter - USB Powered

Connect your DVI Dual Link display to a DisplayPort equipped computer for high resolution applications

Product ID: DP2DVID

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  • Supports resolutions up to 2560x1600 with DVI Dual Link Displays
  • Supports 1920x1080 with Single-Link displays
  • Powered by a single USB 2.0 port

The DP2DVID DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual-Link adapter lets you connect your DisplayPort video source (PC, Notebook, Macbook etc.) to a DVI-D display including televisions and Apple Cinema Display HD, eliminating the expense of having to upgrade to a DisplayPort capable monitor.

The device offers an active conversion which is powered by a single USB port and is able to handle full Dual-Link resolutions up to 2560x1600. Use it to mirror your display to another monitor or extend your desktop to increase your workspace.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Looking for a single link DVI adapter? Our DP2DVI can support a maximum resolution of 1920x1200.


  • Ideal for digital entertainment centers, home offices, business conference rooms and trade show displays
  • Perfect for larger format screens that use high DVI resolutions with Dual-Link connectivity
  • Keep your existing DVI monitor to be used with your new DisplayPort device
  • Ideal for using your DVI monitor as a secondary display

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Simple to use, small form factor converter makes DisplayPort backwards compatible with your DVI-D dual link display
  • Active DisplayPort converter for DisplayPort video cards not capable of outputting DVI signals

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030837736


Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector A DisplayPort (20 pin)
USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
1 - Connector B DVI-D (19 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Humidity 0~90% RH
Hardware AV Input DisplayPort - 1.2
AV Output DVI-D - Dual-Link
Audio No
Packaging Information Package Length 18,8 cm [7,4 in]
Package Width 62,5 mm [2,5 in]
Package Height 15,6 cm [6,1 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0,3 kg [0,7 lb]
Performance Audio Specifications DVI - No Audio Support
Maximum Digital Resolutions 2560x1600
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Cable Length 1,5 cm [0,6 in]
Product Length 10,5 cm [4,1 in]
Product Width 54,6 mm [2,1 in]
Product Height 2,2 cm [0,9 in]
Weight of Product 50 g [1,8 oz]
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package DisplayPort to DVI Adapter


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€29,99 EUR excl. VAT
€35,69 EUR incl. VAT


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Frequently Asked Questions


This device is plug and play. It does not use any drivers, and does not require any setup tasks other than plugging in the source (for example, a computer) and the destination (for example, a monitor).


When you troubleshoot issues with a video adapter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Video cables

  • Video adapter

  • Video source (such as a DVD player or computer)

  • Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cable, video adapter, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different cable, video adapter, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Remove the video adapter from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video adapter.

  • Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.

Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, adapter, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.

Try the following:

  1. Check that the monitor’s video port works with another source.
  2. Check that the cables between the source and the destination work with other equipment.
  3. Check whether the video adapter works with another source and another destination.

The error “Out of Range” normally means that the resolution being output by the computer is not compatible with the display. Try lowering the resolution to see if that helps resolve the issue.  You may need to connect another monitor or restart the computer or source to accomplish this.

Before You Buy

Unfortunately no, this device has an intended source and an intended destination.  Refer to the title of the webpage for this order.

When you convert video from a source that uses DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI (for example, a computer to a monitor), you will need to consider the difference between passive and active adapters.

If the source supports dual-mode DisplayPort (also known as DP++), then you can use a passive adapter because the source can perform the conversion. If the source does not support DP++, then you need to use an active converter, which includes additional chips to perform the conversion.

Thunderbolt ports support DP++ natively. To run multiple monitors from the same computer, refer to the Active Adapters section below.

Passive Adapters

Passive adapters are less expensive since they do not need to include additional chips. A quick way to check whether you can use a passive adapter is to see if the DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort source has the DP++ symbol above it. The symbol is a D with a P inside of it, with two + signs to the left, one on top of the other.

Active Adapters

Active adapters use additional chips to make the conversion inside the adapter, regardless of whether the source supports DP++. This means that active adapters are more expensive than passive adapters.

If you want to use multiple monitors with the same computer, you should use an active adapter because some video cards cannot run the maximum number of monitors while using DP++. This is especially true if the computer has more than one DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort connection. Check with your video card manufacturer to confirm which type of adapter you need for the setup that you would like to run.

Note: You should use passive adapters with StarTech.com MST hubs, except when you are converting from DisplayPort to VGA, since that type of conversion requires active adapters.  For more information on using adapters with StarTech.com MST hubs, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/mst_hubs_passive_vs_active_adapters.

Surface Dock

If you experience issues when you connect passive video signal adapters to the Surface Dock, Microsoft recommends that you use active video signal converters instead. StarTech.com offers an active video signal converter for DVI monitors (MDP2DVIS) and for HDMI monitors (MDP2HD4KS).

Note: This issue does not apply to the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station.

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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