Long Haul 24 AWG Mini DisplayPort Extension Cable 25 ft
The long haul extension cable is a great choice if you want to connect your Apple Cinema Display over very long distances. For optimal performance, you should buy a dongle separately so that you do not have any accessibility or alignment issues when you plug the connector into the port.
**UPDATE: We have launched a newly featured, ultra-thin, long reach cable for the purpose of hooking up your new generation Macbook products with the new Thunderbolt or Mini display port connection**
NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ATI GRAPHICS CARDS 5700 AND 5800 SERIES
It has been reported this cable works with ATI Graphics Card 5700 when hooked up without the dongle but we cannot guarantee it will work for everyone. Please contanct us on how to order this cable without the dongle if you have the ATI Graphics Card 5700.
- 8.64 Gbit/s forward link channel supports high resolution monitors up to 2560x1600 with single cable.
- 8B/10B data transmission (up to 2.7 GHz symbol rate, up to 4 lanes, 8B/10B modulation)
- Open and extensible standard to help with broad adoption.
- Supports color depth of 6, 8, 10, 12 and 16 bits per component.
- Full bandwidth transmission (2560x1600p60)
- DisplayPort connector assists in blind connection.
- 128-bit AES display port Content Protection (DPCP) support, and support for 40-bit High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) from version 1.1 onwards.
- Supports internal and external connections so that one standard can be used by computer makers reducing costs.
(click on the image to view larger)
Videos Hide Videos Show Videos
1 Review Hide Reviews Show Reviews
First, I highly encourage you to watch the product video so you know just how thick and heavy this cable is. All kidding aside, it is every bit as thick as some of my 8-channel snakes in my recording studio. That being said, it worked perfectly when applied as the video suggests, which includes using a short dongle directly out of your Mac. My Mac Pro is located in a place and height where there was no strain on the Long Haul cable, so I initially tried just plugging it into the video card on the back of my machine. The problem is that the head on the male end of this Long Haul cable is so large that it could not quite fully insert into the MDP slot on the video card. Once I added my own extension dongle that I already had, no issues whatsoever. I can also attest to the fact that my extension cable is 6', and this Long Haul cable is 25', so I have in effect created a 31' MDP cable with no signal loss or issues. My advice: buy the dongle or other certified extension cable to come out of your Mac with first, but at the end of the day the cable performs perfectly as advertised. That is why I give the 5-star review!