Resolved VGA display on a rMBP

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  1. dastinger, Oct 20, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013

    dastinger macrumors 6502a

    dastinger

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to connect an old VGA screen I have to my rMBP. It serves my purposes.. At least until I get a bigger HD screen.

    Anyway, what is my best option? HDMI to VGA converter or Thunderbolt to VGA? Will it make a difference? Can I go with anything cheap or should I look into buying something decent?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Starfyre macrumors 68020

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  3. dastinger thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dastinger

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    Thank you for the quick reply!

    I probably won't get one from Apple since I'm not looking to spend €30 on it but I'll look on eBay or something. But I'll go with the Thunderbolt option. Thank you once again.
     
  4. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    I think the MiniDP adapter provides the same functionality... but it's good confirming.
     
  5. dastinger thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    From what I understood, Mini DP and Thunderbolt are the same port. Unless you were replying to my initial question about Thunderbolt vs HDMI.
     
  6. Starfyre macrumors 68020

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    Right you are, they are the same port shape, size, and Thunderbolt is backwards compatible with Mini Display Port. There are many cheaper options to purchase the adapter from, Apple is not what I would call a good deal.
     
  7. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    Have one and it works like a charm.
    http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5107&format=2
     
  8. dastinger thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dastinger

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    Thank you all so much for the explanation and the advice on which product to buy. I'll take care of it ASAP.
     

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