21/9 monitor what cable for best quality?

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  1. x-evil-x macrumors 601

    x-evil-x

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    im currently using an hdmi to adapter hdmi to my 15” 2016 MacBook Pro. It’s pretty good but seems soft on stuff like YouTube 1080p.
    The monitor is a 34” 21/9 3440x1440.
    Would using a usb-c to display port work better? Or usb-c to hdmi cable?
     
  2. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    Can you define what you mean by 'soft'?
     
  3. twanj macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to tell what resolution it's outputting?

    Is it a newer HDMI cable that does better than 1080? I think the older HDMI cables only did HD resolution and not above.

    I would think thunderbolt to displayport would be the best cable?
     
  4. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 601

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    Soft as in not as sharp as normal 1080p looks to me. I don’t expect the panel to look as sharp as the MacBook pro’s screen but I expected more especially video I’m seeing.
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    It’s the cable that came with the monitor. It’s outputting the correct resolution in monitor settings it says. There are settings in the monitor that have 1:1, normal, wide, cinema ext... I just kept it in normal and tried 1:1. They seem the same to me.
     
  5. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    Do you have the same issue if you play a 1080p video file in say quicktime or iTunes (or some other local video player)?
     

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