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chrismenke
02-05-2002, 07:05 PM
So I'm gettting used to my new Power Key free G4, but I want to get that silly IMS card out of a slot, so my question is, how doe I got from ADC to VGA?

I'm using a ATi 7500 Dual Head card, one ADC, one VGA (in use) to drive the main monitor (LCD with VGA in), an ATi Rage 128 to drive the secondary (CRT with VGA in), and th IMS card to drive the third (LCD with VGA in).

I would like to use the ADC port, but can't find an ADC to VGA adapter. I have noticed and ADC to DVI adapter (Belkin, about $30), and numerous DVI to VGA adapters. I also need a VGA to Apple VGA adapter to drive the Original Apple LCD (Azul), due to it silly connector.

I'm a little worried about introducing signal noise or ghosting with all thes adapters...if I use te Apple LCD, it would look like this:
ADC port
ADC - DVI adapter
DVI - VGA adapter
VGA - Apple VGA adapter
Cable to monitor

If I use the 17" CRT, it would look like this:
ADC port
ADC - DVI adapter
DVI - VGA adapter
VGA Cable
KVM Switch
Cable to monitor

So, is there an ADC to VGA adapter around the $50 price point? Has anyone else done this? Should I go the expensive route and but a Cinema Display instead?