Macbook...DVI Output? VGA Output? External Mon?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by musiqzuki, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. musiqzuki macrumors member

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    So I got a Macbook and I want to hook it up with the S2209W Dell 22" Flat Panel LCD Monitor.

    Which Video Output do I get...? Cuz I don't know the difference between DVI and VGA..
     
  2. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    DVI is superiour to VGA.

    DVI is a purely digital signal, thus there is zero loss of detail, whereas VGA is an analog signal, and thus can lose information along the way.
     
  3. gamer2502 macrumors regular

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    dvi is the long white one and vga is the small blue one and dvi gives better quality than vga but vga is more commonly used than dvi:apple:
     
  4. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

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    You going to need one of These (DVI, VGA) to run it to. Assuming its a New Alum Macbook. Picked one up today from the Apple store and it works great! VGA at least.

    Edit: Did some research and your display uses DVI so you will get this one for the Alum MacBook.
     
  5. musiqzuki thread starter macrumors member

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  6. sangosimo Guest

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    does a vga adapter work on top of apples dvi connector; I have 2 that came with my graphics card.

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  7. kasakka macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately no. Apple has been a bitch once again and the DVI adapter only carries the digital component, not the digital+analog. So if you want DVI and VGA, you need to get an adapter for each.
     
  8. musiqzuki thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there a cord that can extend the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, seems kind of short...
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I haven't seen an extension yet, you might get a longer cord from your monitor/TV to the DVI-Adapter...
     

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