macbook to external display

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by n0id, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. n0id macrumors member

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    I just bought a new external display, and was wondering if the black macbook can handle this:

    My monitor accepts HDMI, what id like to do is buy the mini-dv to dvi adapter, use a dvi cable from that to an hdmi adapter, into the monitor.

    The monitor supports 1920x1200 resolution.. will the macbook support that?

    Thanks!
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Yes - it will see this

    http://support.apple.com/specs/macbook/macbook.html

    I use a MacBook with the mini-dvi convertor - no problems with a Formac dvi display.

    There are issues with the convertor though and I am not sure that you will be able to use it with a further adaptor/cable. Does your monitor not have a DVI input ?
     
  3. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    I am running that current setup on my brand new 2.4 macbook. An it works just wonderfully.
     
  4. krye macrumors 68000

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    Wow, I had no idea that the new MacBook onboard video could output 1920*1200. My first gen with the old on board graphics can only do 1280*800 on an external. Maybe it is time for an upgrade.
     
  5. phjo macrumors regular

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    The first generation macbook can do this as well... 1280x800 is the native resolution of the lcd screen, but 1650x1080 for example is no problem for the first macbooks, and I suppose 1920x1200 is possible as well.

    phjo
     
  6. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Your MacBook will support the 1920 x 1200, however, what would concern me is the use of two adapters. If your external monitor has a DMI input in addition to HDMI, that might be a better choice.
     

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