Quality on an external monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Simon 5000, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Simon 5000 macrumors member

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    I'm just wondering, when I buy all the adapters and everything and connect my 15'' MBP to my 32'' Sony Bravia Full HD TV, will the quality be better then what I see on my laptop, or worse?

    I had a Toshiba with an ATi Mobility Radeion HD 3650 and the quality was much better on the TV, so I'm wondering if it'll be the same scenario here.
     
  2. Boxer757 macrumors member

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    I'm no expert but from my understanding you should be able to run the full resolution of your TV from your mac and therefore achieve a better picture.
     
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  4. Simon 5000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, so just to make sure, should I use the DVI adapter or a Dual Link DVI adapter. Will both produce same picture quality?

    Also, how do I get sound?
     
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  6. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Dual Link will not do anything to make the picture better. It's only if you are wanting to push a resolution higher than 1920x1200.

    For sound, you need something that will go from the headphone jack of your MBP, to whatever sound input you want, whether it's just RCA, or if you want better quality, go for optical.
     
  7. Simon 5000 thread starter macrumors member

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    So I need a cable that'll go from my headphone jack to where?
     
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  9. Simon 5000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Which port on my TV, lol.
     
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Depends on the TV.

    Some have red/white RCA jacks associated with their DVI/HDMI port, others use a 3.5" minijack.

    You'll have to look behind your TV and find out ;)
     
  11. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Well if you read my post, I told you. Depending on your TV, you can either do RCA (if you don't know, it's the red and white cable/ports), or optical. Optical is usually only on receivers not TVs since they are for higher quality sound.

    Since you seem incapable to do research yourself, here is what you need.

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...d=10218&cs_id=1021804&p_id=665&seq=1&format=2
     
  12. Simon 5000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, I think I've got one or two of those lying around the house, too.

    Thanks.
     

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