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Mini DisplayPort to DVI Dual-Link Active Adapter – USB Powered

Connect your Mini DisplayPort video source to a DVI-D display

Product ID: MDP2DVID

3 stars (2 reviews) |
  • Maximum resolution up to 2560x1600 with DVI Dual-Link
  • Supports 1920x1080 with Single-Link displays
  • Support for any DVI-D display, including televisions and Apple Cinema Display HD

The MDP2DVID Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual-Link adapter lets you connect your Mini DisplayPort video source (such as any of your MacBook® or Microsoft® Surface™ Pro devices with mDP) to any DVI-D display, including televisions and Apple Cinema Display HD, eliminating the expense of having to upgrade to a Mini DisplayPort-capable monitor.

The Mini DisplayPort adapter 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 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

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

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Active conversion allows full dual-link DVI resolution (2560x1600)
  • USB-Powered operation means no wall outlet or bulky external power adapter is required

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030841504

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 3 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector A Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin)
USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
1 - Connector B DVI-D (25 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 80°C (14°F to 176°F)
Humidity 10% to 85 % RH (no condensation)
Hardware Active or Passive Adapter Active
AV Input Mini DisplayPort - 1.2
Adapter Style Adapters
AV Output DVI-D - Dual-Link
Audio No
Industry Standards DisplayPort 1.1a
Packaging Information Package Height 16 mm [0,6 in]
Package Length 22 cm [8,7 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 127 g [4,5 oz]
Package Width 20 cm [7,9 in]
Performance Audio Specifications DVI - No Audio Support
Maximum Digital Resolutions Dual Link: 2560x1600
Single Link: 1920x1200
Supported Resolutions 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
1920x1200 @ 120Hz
1920x1080 @ 120Hz
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 118 g [4,2 oz]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Cable Length 61 cm [24,0 in]
Product Length 20,8 cm [8,2 in]
Product Width 16 cm [6,3 in]
Product Height 12 mm [0,5 in]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Mini-Displayport to DVI adapter
Instruction manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

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).

Troubleshooting

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.

Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface that can contain different types of signaling, based on the application. DVI cables and ports are created using different connector types to identify what application they are intended to be used in. The connector types are identified by the number of pins on the DVI connector. DVI comes in the following five different connector types: 

Single and Dual link DVI indicate the maximum resolution capabilities of the video source or video destination. The maximum resolutions are Single Link (1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz) and Dual Link (2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz).

Note: The maximum resolution of your video source and video destination are ultimately determined by the technical specifications of the devices. The connector type is not a definitive indicator of the maximum resolution.

DVI-A carries only analog (for example, VGA) with no digital component. DVI-D carries only digital video (for example, HDMI) with no analog component. DVI-I combines DVI-A and DVI-D connections to include both analog and digital components. A DVI-I port may be on either your video source or display, but whether or not a display carries either or both analog and digital sources depends on the technical specifications of your device.

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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By: p1pSqueaK - 10/30/2018
The quality of the image converted is otrageous, loses a lot of colors information and produces images with a lot of flickering/artifacts, sent back after 1 day.
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Sam, Customer Support on 05/11/2018 12.26.54
Thank you for your feedback on MDP2DVID. We're very sorry for the problems you had with it. This adapter supports DisplayPort 1.1a with 24-bit color depth, so it cannot display a full 32-bit color spectrum. In order to address the flickering, it's important to ensure that the resolution and refresh rate your computer is outputting matches that of your display. If you have any further questions or ever need help with a StarTech.com product, you can reach one of our Technical Advisors 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, at www.startech.com/support.
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By: Sam w - 09/05/2020
Worked perfectly and is well made / good build quality
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