DVI vs HDMI for external monitor on a MBP?

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  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    I'm looking to buy an external monitor for my MBP and was wondering if it's best to go through DVI or HDMI, or if I can, DisplayPort?

    I was planning to pick one up from Best Buy later today and noticed it just came with a VGA cable. That got me thinking I'm going to need to probably purchase a cable and adaptor or it'll just sit around until I can order one.

    Also, if anyone wants to help me decide on a monitor....
    I'm looking for 22-24", prefer glossy (I know, I'm weird), and I'll be using it for game play, a bit of word processing, and possibly helping to transfer VHS to DVD with iMovie.
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    DVI and HDMI are the same signal just different plugs.
    HDMI usually includes audio (although not always, and DVI connectors can carry audio too)
     
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  4. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, great.

    Would it be worth it to look for one with DisplayPort? VGA? JK

    I'd love an LED Cinema Display but I can't justify the cost since I think it'll mostly just sit on my dining room table.
     
  5. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh, are there any displays that support the audio pass through with the MiniDisplay Port? That'd be neat to have so I won't have to worry about audio cables.
     

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