With my old MBP, there is always ghosting on the vga output at high res(ie 1920x1080) with 10+ foot VGA cable(and it's a high quality shielded cable, mind you). Several days ago, I used the MDP to VGA adapter to hook up the MB aluminum to my HDTV - there is no ghosting what so ever! Awesome, no need for DVI to HDMI hook up anymore! The quality is essentially the same. Another benefit is that using the VGA input, most HDTVs can auto turn off when there is no signal. Plus, my VGA cable has 1/8" inch audio jacks built in, so even less cabling going on when I need to hook up the MB to TV.