VGA or DVI for 2nd iMac display?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pchipchip, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. pchipchip macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have and extra display sitting around in my house and it has two ports: DVI and VGA. Correct me if I am wrong, but I can use a Mini DisplayPort to DVI/VGA Adapter to set it up as a second display.

    So I have two questions for you to answer:
    1. Can I set up the display as a second display?
    2. Should I get a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter or a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter?
     
  2. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    California
    #2
    1)
    Yes

    2)
    VGA = Analog (Think of as Component HD cables)

    DVI = Digital (Same video signal as HDMI minus the Audio)


    Hands-down use a DVI.
     
  3. pchipchip thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Thank you!
     

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