Adapters for projector for 2016 MBP 13"

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  1. Hallvalla macrumors member

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    Base model.

    Confused on what I need to hook up my MBP to a projector or external video outputs. Would appreciate any suggestions of the best adapters to use.

    Would need all configs as a fail safe; VGA, HDMI, etc.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Hallvalla thread starter macrumors member

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    Looks good. What about mini Display ports? Just want to cover all my bases for hooking up to a projector/monitor for presentations.
     
  3. Hallvalla thread starter macrumors member

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    These are what I ended up ordering. Hopefully it covers all my bases:

    • Cable Matters USB 3.1 Type C (USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible) to DVI Adapter in Black

    • USB Type C Adapter, AllSmartLife USB C Type to Mini DisplayPort/Mini DP Adapter Cable
    • Cable Matters USB-C Multiport Adapter with 4K HDMI or VGA Video and Gigabit Ethernet

    HDMI, VGA, DVI, and Mini DisplayPort. Hopefully these cover my bases for presentations. Any thoughts?
     
  4. xWhiplash macrumors 65816

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    Are there any projectors that use big-boy DisplayPort?
     
  5. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

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    From my personal experience, 95% of projectors will use HDMI or VGA (sadly). MiniDP and "big boy DP" (never seen) are more rare, and almost completely non-existent with exclusively DP ports without HDMI or VGA. Maybe others can chime in on that, but that's my experience.
     
  6. ice29 macrumors member

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    there are many dirty cheap adapters for miniDP, but none for USB-C yet (just the ultraexpensive startech adapter)
    I want VGA/HDMI/DVI in one box, so I am waiting for this to pull off on aliexpress or ebay:

    http://www.globalsources.com/gsol/I/USB-C-cable/p/sm/1124051416.htm#1124051416

    Those guys already have the same adapter for miniDP and it costs 6$, so I hope this one goes into production soon as well..

    Edit: if you also want miniDP:

    https://www.startech.com/AV/usb-c-video-adapters/usb-c-vga-dvi-hdmi-mDP~CDPVGDVHDMDP

    but the price...
     
  7. Hallvalla thread starter macrumors member

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  8. ice29 macrumors member

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