External Monitor and MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Outbreak, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Outbreak macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    #1
    Alright, so i have a question someone might be able to answer quickly. I am planning on buying a Samsung Syncmaster B2330H 23" monitor. It has HDMI and DVI inputs and a resolution of 1920x1080. My question is what adapter should I get for my macbook pro - MDP to HDMi or MDP to DVI. My next question is how does this affect sound, I know that HDMI carries audio as well as video, but does DVI? I want to connect some external speakers to my MBP. Is it as simple as connecting them to my audio in/out on my mbp or is it more complicated? and finally, is it possible to connect a bluetooth keyboard and use the macbook in clamshell mode? thanks a lot for any help guys.
     
  2. KidZgOtMac macrumors regular

    KidZgOtMac

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Location:
    Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    #2
    Get an HDMI. It's way better. Yes you can use a wireless keyboard and mouse with your MBP closed.
     
  3. Outbreak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    #3
    thing is will i be able to use some speakers with an hdmi cable going to the monitor?
     
  4. KidZgOtMac macrumors regular

    KidZgOtMac

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Location:
    Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    #4
    If the monitor does not have an audio input/output then my guess is if you connect some type of speakers to your laptop's audio input/output you'll most likely be able to get your sound.

    You should check out this post. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=312008
     
  5. KidZgOtMac macrumors regular

    KidZgOtMac

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Location:
    Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    #5
    HDMI has audio and video but only if you have an hdtv or your device can be configurated to play audio through HDMI.
     
  6. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    #6
    ?
    hdmi is video and audio no?

    connecting it to hdtv carries video and sound.
     
  7. KidZgOtMac macrumors regular

    KidZgOtMac

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Location:
    Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    #7
    Exactly but he is getting a monitor not an hdtv.
     
  8. Outbreak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    #8
    alright, i think that about answers my questions:D thanks guys
     
  9. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    #9
    what is the difference between hdmi on a monitor vs. an hdtv?

    i did not know there were different hdmi formats
     
  10. KidZgOtMac macrumors regular

    KidZgOtMac

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Location:
    Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    #10
    Listen, HDMI carries audio and video but only supports audio if the tv, monitor, whatever your plugging the HDMI cable to supports a feature that enables the audio. If not then it's just video..
     

Share This Page