The "best" way to hook up external monitor?

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  1. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

    NikFinn

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    I'm getting an external monitor for my MacBook Pro soon, is there any way that's better than any other way in regards to hooking it up? My monitor supports HDMI, VGA, and DVI.

    Thanks,
    Nik
     
  2. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    With the cable? :D

    Just grab a Mini-DisplayPort > DVI adapter and you're set.
     
  3. Ixesin macrumors newbie

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    i'd say a mini displayport to HDMI adaptor and a HDMI cable. That way you can connect your MPB to a much larger display if you wanted to. Check out amazon for good deals on adaptors.
     
  4. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    LOL @ Amazon. Monoprice is the ONLY way to go.
     
  5. NikFinn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah def, getting whatever adapter I need from them, they seem to have the best prices.
     
  6. Ixesin macrumors newbie

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    Lol well I live in the UK and Amazon is the most reliable supplier here. I've never heard of monoprice in my life... do they ship to UK?
     
  7. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    They ship to the UK. MDP to HDMI adapters you find on Amazon are probably resold Monoprice units.
     
  8. Ixesin macrumors newbie

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    Most likely... My MDP to HDMI adaptor was rather expensive... £13, but I'd imagine that the cost of shipping to the UK + the cost of the product from monoprice (and also crappy exchange rates) would end up costing similar.
     
  9. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    DVI or HDMI, their both same quality, just get what ever is cheaper
     
  10. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    As said above, DVI and HDMI will be identical in quality, they are both digital connections. VGA is an analog connection and is not going to give you the quality and accuracy of a digital connection. HDMI is basically a DVI connection with the capability to carry audio as well.
     
  11. NikFinn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like I'm going with DVI as the monitor I'm getting doesn't come with the actual HDMI cable. Thanks guys.
     

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