I have a 2017 15″ MacBook Pro with 4 USB-C ports…and want to use it with an older Apple 30″ Cinema Display.
I know Club-3D has 2 potential products that could be used in this situation…they are:
- Club 3D CAC-1510 (HDCP ON)
- Club 3D CAC-1510-A (HDCP OFF)
From what I learned while researching…I should be purchasing the Club 3D CAC-1510-A (HDCP OFF)…since the “HDCP OFF” version is supposed to be the version to use with an Apple 30″ Cinema Display.
Here’s my confusion. I only learned about the HDCP ON / HDCP OFF information…AFTER I had already ordered the Club 3D CAC-1510 (HDCP ON) version (not the correct one).
Since I already received the Club 3D CAC-1510…I thought what the heck…give it a try. I plugged the 30″ Cinema Display DVI cable into the CAC-1510…then plugged the CAC-1510 into my 2017 15″ MacBook Pro’s USB-C port.
From what I’m seeing (so far)…everything seems to be working fine:
- I have “normal” looking output on the display (normal brightness, normal color, etc.).
- Have the correct resolution (2560 x 1600).
- I’ve rebooted a couple times…have done some basic computing with the 30″ display attached via the CAC-1510.
…and so far everything seems ok.
I guess my main question/concern is…if things (so far) seem to be working ok with the Club 3D CAC-1510 (HDCP ON) with my 2017 MacBook Pro + 30″ Cinema Display…should I stick with what I have?
Or…is there a chance things could suddenly stop working (hours, days, or weeks from now)…and what I really should do is purchase the Club 3D CAC-1510-A (HDCP OFF)…which is supposed to be the correct adapter to be using with my 2017 MacBook Pro + 30″ Cinema Display?
Thanks very much.