External monitor connection??

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  1. SuperMiguel, Jul 10, 2012
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    SuperMiguel macrumors 6502

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    Does it matter if i use a hdmi cable or a dp cable??? Any difference quality wise???

    1- mini dp to hdmi
    2 - mini dp to dp

    Connecting 2 dell u2410 to 27" 2011 imac
     
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    Pretty sure HDMI only supports up to 1920x1200 whereas displayport goes up to 2560x1600. If you don't need more than 1920x1200 then I don't think there's any noticeable difference between the two.
     
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    It would depend on the monitor you are connecting it to, I'd think.

    If you are hooking it up to a TV doubled as a monitor, HDMI should be fine, but if it's a designated monitor, then I'd use DVI/DP.
     
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