Dec 23, 2011 · Now when the new Thunderbolt monitor gets here, I am really hoping that I will be able to reverse the flow and connect from the DVI out of my Dell base station, to the DVI-mini-diplayport and into the back Thunderbolt port and then display the image on the Thunderbolt display.
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These displays connect over Dual-Link-DVI. The latest MBP has two Thunderbolt ports which should act as Mini-DisplayPorts, and I could theoretically just buy two Mini-DisplayPort → Dual-link-DVI adapters from Apple. This adapter also uses a USB port.
No there is not a DVI, Displayport, or even a VGA to Thunderbolt adapter available yet. It looks like if such a device were to be made it would have to have a DisplayPort input, to work, or include active convertors for other legacy signals because DisplayPort is the integrated video signal with Thunderbolt.
This adapter converter is an ideal solution for adapting the Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt output of a small laptop or tablet so that it may be connected to a monitor which accepts a DVI-D input. This adapter converter carries a digital video signal, supports up to a 1920×1200 resolution and meets the requirements of high performance applications.