Best PQ type Thunderbolt to what?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nohoch, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. nohoch macrumors member

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    I am looking to get a thunderbolt ---> whatever cable but don't know whats the best route in terms of picture quality or does it really matter?

    Thunderbolt --->HDMI
    Thunderbolt---->DVI
     
  2. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    What kinda monitor you got and what resolution does it have?
     
  3. nohoch thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a Lg 27" 1080p, however I will be upgrading to the Dell u2715h which would also support displayport... Im just not sure what cable to get for quality. I will have dual monitor with the 1080p mainly being used as live tv/videogaming etc. and a second monitor if i should need it
     
  4. austinpike macrumors 6502

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    What Macbook do you have? Do you have HDMI out? Assuming the LG has HDMI, just use that.
    If you need an adapter, TB -> HDMI or DVI doesn't really matter.

    For the Dell you would just need a mini DisplayPort -> DisplayPort cable.
     
  5. nohoch thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess I should have specified... I will be purchasing both the Dell and a Hengedock and using the 2015 13" rMBP as my home desktop (just got rid of mac mini) With the Hengedock, I would like to utilize both thunderbolt ports so that when I come home, I can dock my Pro on the henge and it will be like my mini never left?

    With so many cables, I just want to make sure that the best PQ will be had from the cables I get.
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Digital is digital is digital.

    It doesn't matter at all. With digital signals, it either goes through or doesn't. There is no such things as a difference in quality. Say you use a $0.50 HDMI cable, if the picture is showing, you're already getting all the quality you're going to get. Paying more for a cable is just for the fit and finish or look, there will be zero performance difference.

    Analog signals on the other hand (VGA, for example) can benefit from a better cable if your cable runs are long or there is a lot of possible interference around.
     
  7. nohoch thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you this is what I was thinking but didn't know if that was accurate
     

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