hdmi vs thunderbolt to vga adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jcmpdo, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. jcmpdo macrumors newbie

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    I need a VGA adapter for my rMBP 13 late 2013.
    But I dont know if I should buy a hdmi-to-vga or a thunderbolt-to-vga.
    Which one is better?
     
  2. GSPice macrumors 68000

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    Is there a chance that you'd ever need the thunderbolt port for something else while the VGA display is connected? That's the only reason I'd go for HDMI.

    Either way, an anything-to-VGA adapter coming from a beautiful macbook pro is a bit of a bummer.
     
  3. jcmpdo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So the thunderbolt-vga adapter is better? why?
     
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    That's not what GSPice said. The gist was that they're both poor choices.
     
  5. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Thunderbolt is more flexible and can be used for more things, so I'd use up your HDMI to keep your Thunderbolt(s) free in the future. But you do have two Thunderbolt ports, right?
     
  6. tigerintank macrumors regular

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    surely if the thunderbolt adaptor has a chip in it, there'll be a significant price difference
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The one you can get the cheapest.

    Neither is better, both transform a digital signal into an analogue one for the VGA, that's all they do.
     

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