Apple Cinema Display ADC (22-Inch)

Apple Cinema Display ADC (22-Inch) is an active-matrix LCD matte display with maximum native resolution of 1600 x 1024 pixels. As compared to its predecessor, Apple Cinema Display Original (22-Inch) the display has more crystal-clear casing. It is enclosed in a high-density polycarbonate frame mounted on an easel-style stand with an integrated two port USB hub and an ADC (Apple Display Connector) for analog and digital video input\output, USB data transferring and power supply. Apple Cinema Display Original (22-Inch) is compatible with the “Gigabit Ethernet” Power Macintosh G4/400, G4/450 DP, and G4/500 DP. The wide-aspect-ratio digital flat panel was a breakthrough, offering a full support for HDTV resolution, ultrasharp focus all the way to the edges, and gorgeous industrial design.

Apple Cinema Display ADC (22-Inch)

Introduction Date: September 1999. It was upgraded on July 19, 2000.

Specifications

  • Code name: Cinema Display.
  • Frame material: Polycarbonate.
  • Display Type: LCD.
  • Display Size: 22-Inch.
  • Format: “letterbox”.
  • Optimum Resolution (pixels): 1600 x 1024.
  • Supported Resolutions (pixels): 800 x 500, 800 x 512, 800 x 600 (stretched), 1024 x 640, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 800, and 1600 x 1024 (native).
  • DPI/PPI: 86.45.
  • Dot/Pixel Pitch: N/A.
  • Max. Display Colors: 16.7 Million.
  • Viewing Angle: 160 degrees horizontal, 160 degrees vertical.
  • Response Time: N/A.
  • Brightness: 180 cd/m2.
  • Contrast Ratio: 300:1.
  • Built-in Audio: No.
  • Built-in Camera: No.
  • USB 1.0: 2.
  • Firewire: No.
  • DVI: No.
  • ADC: Yes.
  • Power: 77 W.
  • Supported MacOS: 9.0.4.
  • Dimensions: 18.9 x 23.1 x 12.2.
  • Average Weight of Apple Cinema Display ADC: 25 lbs.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Order No: M8058ZM/A.

Apple Model No: M8149.

Discontinued Date: January 28, 2003.

Original Price: $3999.

Miscellanea

  • The ADC (Apple Display Connector) is a proprietal Apple DVI connector capable of transferring analog and digital video signals, USB, and power. It was implemented in last CRT Apple displays and polycarbonate LCD Apple Displays until June 2004. It is not compatible with standard DVI output and the latter therefore was ditched in Cinema Displays. Power Mac G5 introduced in October 2004 was the last Apple product featuring ADC.
  • The first model the 22-inch Apple Cinema Display- was introduced alongside the Power Mac G4 and used DVI for video input. It was enclosed in a high-density plastic frame with an easel-style stand and had a display resolution of 1600 × 1024. This model was upgraded in July 2000 with the Apple Display Connector (ADC), which ran DVI, USB, and 25V power through a single connector.
  • The 22-inch Apple Cinema Display was eventually replaced by a 20-inch model on January 28, 2003, that sported a widescreen display with up to 1680 × 1050 resolution.
  • The 22-inch Cinema Display offered only two kinds of connections, that’s two powered USB ports and the ADC. Because there was no separate power supply or even an alternative to the ADC for getting video into the display, users needed one of Apple’s new G4 machines (either a Cube or a tower) to run the Cinema Display. Older Power Mac G4s that had digital video out but not an ADC connector wouldn’t work with this display – an unfortunate limitation in what is otherwise a ground-breaking product.
  • For most Mac users, this model was love at first sight, because the displays were in short supply, and with the release of the G4 Cube and multiprocessor Power Macs, Apple updated the $3,999 Cinema Display to support the new Apple Display Connector (ADC) and added a very important feature at the moment: availability.
  • It only takes up 12.2 inches behind the 22-inch Cinema Display with the stand fully extended, or 8.3 inches with the stand retracted. You can compare that with a CRT-based 21-inch display that can be a couple of feet deep. As reviewers stated at the time, “if you’re looking for more screen to work on but your office space is limited, and if you have a new G4 and money is no object, the 22-inch Cinema Display is made for you”.
  • Apple introduced the next, 23-inch Apple Cinema Display model, dubbed the “Cinema HD Display,” on March 20, 2002. This model supported full 1080p resolution. Later, on June 28, 2004, Apple introduced a redesigned line of Cinema Displays, along with a new 30-inch model that, like the previous model, carried the “Cinema HD Display” name. The new models had an anodized aluminum enclosure that matched Apple’s high-end lines of professional products.
  • To install the 22-inch Cinema display, an alternative stand or a wall mount could be used with a VESA mount adapter kit that was sold separately. Though the display enclosures had not been redesigned for a long period of time, several “silent” improvements were made to the brightness levels and contrast ratios.
  • Apple recommended that users used only the power adapter that came with your display and the AC cord that came with the Apple manufactured power adapter for this display. Apple Inc. explained that adapters and cords for other electronic devices might look similar, but using them might affect the display’s performance or damage the display. The AC power cord has a three-wire grounding plug (a plug that has a third grounding pin) that will fit only a grounded AC outlet. Apple also warns that if you are unable to insert the plug into an outlet because the outlet is not grounded, contact a licensed electrician to replace the outlet with a properly grounded outlet.
  • Here are some guidelines for adjusting your display to reduce glare and to accommodate your physical size and shape: Arrange the display so the top of the screen is slightly below your eye level when you’re sitting at the keyboard. The best distance from your eyes to the screen is up to you, although most people seem to prefer 18 to 28 inches. Position the display by tilting it up or down to minimize glare and reflections on the screen from overhead lights and nearby windows.
  • To learn more about Apple Cinema Display ADC error codes, read our text about Error Codes.

Links

How to use an Apple Cinema Display with a Windows Laptop / Desktop / Newer Macs. By paranoidy0shi. Published on Jul 21, 2015. Works for Apple Cinema Display ADC. 

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