MBP connectors...

MacGiver

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Aug 12, 2007
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Hi all,

Could someone tell me what is the best to use to connect my MBP to my TV which has HDMI, mini-DVI and S-Video ports...? i am about to buy the HDMI to S-Video port but if there is a significant quality diff using HDMI/HDMI or HDMI/mini-DVI i would consider it as well...

Also when you get the MBP there is a HDMI/VGA cable but wtf is this...the lenght is so ridiculous that i wonder who and how you can use it????

Thx
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MacGiver

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The adapter that comes with MBP's is a DVI/VGA adapter for external monitors.
Yes i figured this out...but my point was the menght to short making the cable unusable...

What about my first question anyone has the clue what is best?
 
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anirban

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Jan 9, 2007
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Also when you get the MBP there is a HDMI/VGA cable but wtf is this...the lenght is so ridiculous that i wonder who and how you can use it????

Thx
X
Note that it is not a HDMI to VGA adapter. It is a DVI to VGA adapter.

Well the monitors come with a VGA cable on its own, with a VGA male port. The MBP came with an adapter which has a female port. Even if it was 6ft long, it would have been pretty useless as you won't be able to plug it in the monitor.

I think that the length is just right- it provides a VGA port where you can plug the monitor's VGA in.


Since your TV has three different input ports (HDMI/MiniDVI/S-Vid) which format are you planning to use?
 
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