video connector for macbook

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    cheekybobcat

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    This is probably a trivial question but I want to connect my MacBook to a projector and I don't know which cable to buy. I know I need a mini-DVI to _____ cable but I'm not sure what the other side should be. The projector has a video input port exactly like the ones on an external PC monitor but I am not sure what it is called. Any help would be great.
     
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    VGA is a uniformly pinned rhombus shape.

    DVI has a big group of pins and a smaller group of four or so to the side.

    DisplayPort... I don't know what that looks like.
     
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    Most projectors use VGA because it works on all computer [some with an adapter] and most projectors are XGA or less.
     

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