help buying & connecting a Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Guest1298, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Guest1298 macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys, I have a 15" macbook pro that comes with a full dvi port.
    I want to get an LG 23" monitor for nothing more than just using my macbook pro as a desktop when I'm home. It has dvi, hdmi and vga connectors.

    The question I have is, all the monitors I've seen come with a dvi-d port, while my mac has a dvi-i (these names according to wikipedia). Which cable should I buy to connect the two? Do I have to buy an adapter? Is it easier to forget about my monitor and find another one with different ports?

    My dvi-i port has 24 pin holes plus another 4, while the dvi-d the monitor has the same 24 minus the other 4 on the side. I think reading wikipedia on dvi really confused me, can you help me out?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Use a DVI-D cable. It won't have pins to fit into every hole on the MacBook Pro's port, but that's not necessary. No adapter should be needed.

    The Wikipedia article is confusing, but then the standard is also a bit confusing.
     

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