VGA vs DVI Connection

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by BWhaler, Jan 21, 2005.

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    BWhaler

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    I want to hook a mini up to a TV and have a question regarding which is the best way to connect the two.

    Should I use the standard VGA out or use the DVI out which will subsequently convert to VGA since the TV has VGA in.

    The mini is being hooked up to a 50" plasma.

    Any thoughts on which connection to use?

    Thanks so much.
     
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    johnnyjibbs

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    #2
    Why don't you just try both and see which one you think is best? I don't think there will be any difference, as the VGA is the poorer quality of the two standards (because it's analogue) and you will have conversion whatever lead you use.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Simple. The mini only has a DVI port. It ships with an adaptor for standard 15 pin VGA. So you will use DVI and convert it to VGA :)
     
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    tdhurst

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    Wait...

    The plasma only has VGA in? That's terrible.
    But the connection won't really matter, either the signal will be converted at the computer (VGA-VGA) or at the TV (DVI-VGA).
     

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