HDMI on MacBooks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Michael CM1, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Does anybody who knows a little more about the ins and outs of displays and whatever think Macs will begin to move toward HDMI outputs instead of (or coupled with) DVI outputs? I don't know what the limits to DVI are, but I would love for the whole computer industry to start moving to HDMI. It would make hooking a laptop up to an HDTV much simpler (no need for an extra sound cable) and I assume the picture quality could only get better.
  2. theLimit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2007
    up tha holler, acrost tha crick
    Nah, HDMI is old news. DisplayPort is the new hotness.

    Seriously, though, I don't care which connector is included as adapters are cheap. I just want an HDCP compatible output and a new ACD with HDCP compatible input.
  3. Mac_Max macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2004
    Besides the HDCP support, the only thing HDMI brings over DVI is integrated audio. You can get DVI->HDMI cables and adapters. There aren't any issues with going from DVI->HDMI if you're using the display as a monitor. I'm not sure how strict software DVD players are about HDCP support in this case since the computer just thinks it's a monitor.
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I do not believe HDMI supports dual-link DVI bandwidth such as for the 30" displays, while DisplayPort will.

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