DVI to VGA or DVI to HDMI?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Akira1980, May 23, 2009.

  1. Akira1980 macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2007
    San Diego
    My new display has VGA and HDMI inputs. My MBP has DVI, so does it make a big difference between VGA setup and HDMI setup? Which setup should I go with?
  2. AVR2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    VGA is an analogue video standard. If you use that, then the digital video out of your MBP will have to be converted to analogue and then back to digital again, which will obviously degrade the picture quality.

    If you use the HDMI input, then the video stays digital all the way with no conversion involved.
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    and be sure to check out monoprice for your cable, you'll wait a day or 2, but even with shipping they are much cheaper than you'll find any where else


    the cables you want are at the bottom of the page. ranging anywhere from $2.82 to $6.26 depending on the length.
    the same cables at bestbuy.com was around $50.

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