HDMI vs. VGA to monitor connection

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by asec92, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. asec92 macrumors regular

    asec92

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    Hi all,

    I have a 2009 Macbook Pro 13'' and an Asus 23'' LED monitor. Currently, I connect the laptop to the external monitor using Apple's VGA to Mini Displayport adapter and a VGA cord. However, recently I picked up a few extra HDMI cords and I'm wondering if there is any sort of benefit to HDMI connection over VGA?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    If your monitor supports it then yes...the quality is superior.
     
  3. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    HDMI is all in 1, VGA will require you to use a connector from your speakers to get sound.
     
  4. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    You'll need to get yourself a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter in order to use the HDMI cable.
     
  5. kfergiez macrumors 6502

    kfergiez

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    Well that's not true at all. Technically, they'll be the same. However, I can recall multiple instances on this forum as well as personal experience that the hdmi connection is actually poorer as far as the display goes. Stick with your VGA cable.
     

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