Video adapters for new MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by EricJD, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. EricJD macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2007
    I bought a Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter with my MacBook, and it works wonderfully with my LCD monitor. I won't want to spend another $30 for the VGA adapter, but I want to be able to plug into older monitors or projectors that don't have DVI input. Would a simple adapter like this work?
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    No, it will not work.

    The DVI adapter is DVI-D, which only carries the digital signal. I think the VGA adapter has a DAC in it or something, because I could have sworn DisplayPort only carries digital signal as well.

    Also, beware, the VGA adapter failed to work with my 40" LCD TV...seems to be a common issue, something about not enough power output. The DVI adapter with a DVI-HDMI cable works perfectly however.

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