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DisplayPort to DVI Dual Link Active Video Adapter Converter - DP to DVI-D - 2560x1600

Connect your DVI Dual Link display to a DisplayPort® video source, for high resolution applications

Product ID: DP2DVID2

  • Supports resolutions up to 2560x1600 (up to 60Hz) with DVI Dual Link Displays, 1920x1080 (up to 120Hz) with Single-Link DVI displays
  • Powered by a USB port
  • Supported on any DVI-D display including televisions and Apple Cinema Display HD
  • Supports multimode (DP++) and single-mode DisplayPort
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Overview

The DP2DVID2 DisplayPort® to DVI (Dual-Link) Adapter actively converts the output signal from a DisplayPort video source for use with a DVI-D display (monitor, etc.) or projector, helping to eliminate the equipment costs of upgrading a DVI display to a newer model for the sake of compatibility.

The adapter supports high resolution video (up to 2560x1600 at 60Hz), maintaining the outstanding graphical performance from a DisplayPort-equipped desktop video card, laptop or MacBook®.

DP2DVID2 performs an active DisplayPort-DVI conversion that is suitable for video sources that output either multimode (DP++) or single-mode DisplayPort signals. This ensures the adapter can be used even with graphics cards that aren't capable of outputting multimode DP++ signals, such as ATI® Eyefinity cards.

Back by StarTech.com 2-year warranty, with free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Eliminates cost by making your DisplayPort video output compatible with an older, DVI-D (dual link) display
  • Suitable for DisplayPort video cards not capable of outputting DVI signals (i.e. single mode DisplayPort)

Applications

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

Ideal for digital entertainment centers, home offices, business conference rooms and trade show displays

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Active or Passive Adapter Active
Audio No
AV Input DisplayPort
AV Output DVI
Performance
Maximum Digital Resolutions 2560x1600
Supported Resolutions 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
1920 x 1080 @ 120 Hz
1920 x 1200 @ 120 Hz
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - DisplayPort (20 pin) Male
1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male
Connector B 1 - DVI-D (25 pin) Female
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements 1 x DVI-D Cable (Destination)
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 22 mm [0.9 in]
Product Length 549 mm [21.6 in]
Product Weight 110 g [3.9 oz]
Product Width 64 mm [2.5 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 235 g [8.3 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

DisplayPort to DVI Dual Link Active Video Adapter Converter - DP to DVI-D - 2560x1600

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(3 stars) Ok adaptor, works quickly

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I have tested this adaptor on several computers and it works very quickly. When using a Lenovo ThinkPad docking station for an extended period of time, the screen would go black for 1-2 seconds every few hours (this didn't happen with other adaptors). The adaptor comes in a slim small box that many small PCI cards come in. The adaptor has a DVI port on one end and the other has two cables coming out, one USB for power, and the other DisplayPort. The cables are about a foot long and the adaptor about half the size of my cell phone but twice as thick. I have used other DisplayPort to DVI adaptors that didn't require USB power and were much smaller, but I am unsure of their technical capabilities. The adaptor and cables are made of very nice plastics and feel premium. When connecting the adaptor, nothing happens until the USB power is connected. Once the USB cable was connected the display started working instantly. There was no installation process which I could see and the video was working so fast. The operating system did make a ding like it had detected new hardware but I saw no installation and the immediate video display makes me think this was just detection of a new monitor. Although the adaptor was larger than I expected, it works so quickly and without any latency. If not for the screen flickering once every few hours I would have given it a better rating. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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