VGA cable for Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rozner, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. rozner macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I got my Macbook Pro recently and now I just got a Samsung LCD TV and I want to hook up the MBP. So I have the DVI-VGA adapter, my question is more on the VGA cable. If I buy a longer cable will it reduce the image quality? Also is it worthwhile to buy a more expensive one or would a generic cable do fine?

    I'm thinking of getting this one:
    http://www.grosbill.com/4-generique_vga_male_male_5_metres-681-peripheriques-cable_vga

    Sorry it's in French (I'm in France at the moment).

    Thanks.
     
  2. greenbags125 macrumors newbie

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    The easiest way is to get a DVI-HDMI cable from apple.com. It is made by xtrememac and will run you about $19.95.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    In general: Premium cables are no better than properly functioning generic cables. There have been a number of tests to debunk the $200 cable myth.

    The longer the VGA cable, the worse the signal (as it is an analog signal). I found significant ghosting with a 25 specially made VGA cable I set up for a client. Keep it as short as possible.
     

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