MBp with a monitor - HDMI or DVI?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Otaillon, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Otaillon macrumors 6502

    Otaillon

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    So I will be getting this display for my birthday (18 :cool:) and I was wondering wich was best between DVI or HDMI to connect it to my 13'' MBp?
    I'll buy the adaptater from monoprice - any places that are cheaper?
    Main use of the monitor is photo editing (nothing professional), gaming and watching videos.
    If anybody has a best suggestion (<200$CA) I'm open!

    Thanks guys!

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Either way, you're going to connect two cables to your MBP, so I'd go with DVI. Leave the HDMI port open in case you add an entertainment device later (Blu-Ray, XBox 360, etc).

    In case of the MBP, the HDMI adds nothing to the quality of the display at this point.
     
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    from http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/34579/122868.html

    on the macbooks, there is no audio on the video out (imagine that), so HDMI is useless unless you purchase one of the new devices (see this thread) that also connect to a USB port to get audio

    I would say go DVI, that way you have the HDMI port for something that can use the audio like a gaming system, cable box or whatever.
     
  4. Otaillon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Otaillon

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    Alright thanks guy! I'll go with DVI as I plan to get a PS3 for Christmas :D
     

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