Buying a projector...are Macbook Pros "compatiible?"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by teledude, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. teledude macrumors newbie

    teledude

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    I'm new to my Macbook Pro. With the proper attachment, will the LCD projectors work with Mac??
     
  2. ARF900 macrumors 65816

    ARF900

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    Yes but you will need to buy a mini display port adaptor from Apple for $20-$30.
     
  3. aeboi macrumors 65816

    aeboi

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    or a generic one for like $7
     
  4. ARF900 macrumors 65816

    ARF900

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    Really, I didnt think there were generics for mini display port... good to know.
     
  5. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Just to propose this but why would it not? The MacBook pro is just a video source no differently than a DVD player, blu ray player, video console or windows computer. As long as you have the appropriate interconnection it will work.
    If you want a good quality generic adapter look at monoprice.com.
     
  6. MikeinJapan macrumors regular

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    As walker said most will be fine but to be on the save side I would try it in the shop with the MacBook pro. Any respectable brand will work fine but I think 90% will be fine. I have never had any troubles on my travels using projectors. I visit clients and give presentations once or twice a month using their projectors in their meeting rooms with no trouble since starting the job 4 years ago but I'm not using HDMI but DVI but being that they are almost the same technology I think you are safe.

    Out of interest, is this for personal use?
     
  7. teledude thread starter macrumors newbie

    teledude

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    It will be for a non-profit camp, we provide video footage at the end. Some personal use. I realize the adaptor is the ticket, I just wanted to know if there were any other quirks out there.
    Thank you.
     
  8. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yeah you'll just need a mini display port dongle. :D
     

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