MacBook to a Projector: VGA or DVI?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gamma363, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Gamma363 macrumors newbie

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    I have a white MacBook 2.0 with a mini-DVI port. I have to present a presentation and need to buy an adapter to connect the computer with a projector. Do I buy a VGA or a DVI adapter?

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  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Your projector, or someone else's? If you're going to random business sites and using their projector, it's safer to assume their projector will accept VGA than DVI, and that VGA cabling will be readily available. However, if you're going to do this a lot with other people's projectors, just get both. You don't need to carry both cables -- there will usually be one with the projector anyway.

    If it's your own projector, go with DVI.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    VGA is very safe when on the road. My entire campus is VGA. :rolleyes:
     
  4. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

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    I use DVI and it looks incredible when I play back HD downloads.
     
  5. Gamma363 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help and quick replies. Solved my problem! :)
     

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