External monitor for macbook? or just buy a new TV?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Star Destroyer, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2006
    Thats the question here, i have a macbook, but i want an external monitor. I was gonna buy a 17" widescreen one but i am unsure what connectors i would need. I then thought i could maybe pick up a 17" widescreen TV with speakers attached for about the same price. But again i have no clue what cables i would need?

    So what do you guess think? (and what cables and connectors would i need for either)

    Tv or monitor?

    and would i be able to buy something to share this new screen with my PC? what would i need to buy to make that happen?
  2. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

    Maxwell Smart

    Jan 29, 2006
    For the macbook you'd need a Mini-DVI to DVI cable. For a cheap LCD I'd recommend anything from the Dell ultrasharp, then you can plug the DVI into it, and the VGA from your PC into it, and switch between them with the press of a button. I did it with both my 2005fpw, and my 1800FP
  3. Star Destroyer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2006
    Yes, cheap is what i am looking hard for. I am in canada soo canadian prices are nice :D

    I will look at the dells.. and VGA is standard connection for CRT monitors and PCs i take it?

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