One good thing about MDP is that the VGA signal is stronger

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cryonic49, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. cryonic49 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    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.
  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Are you sure that this is to do with Mini DisplayPort and not the difference in the power of the GPUs which you are using to send the signal?
  3. cryonic49 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    It could be that the 9400m is better at driving the signal, or somehow Apple built the circuits better this time, but either way, on the display front, this is an improvement.

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