What is the best display adapter for me?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by shamanskyh, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. shamanskyh macrumors member

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    I have a white plastic MacBook with a Mini-DVI port and I'd like to connect it to my Samsung HD Television. I was thinking of buying the Mini-DVI to VGA adapter and then buying a M/F VGA extender (my tv has a computer input port) but I'm a little worried about the quality. I have both a VGA and HDMI port available on my tv -- what is the best solution for me? What about price... HDMI cables can be expensive.
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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  3. mrj205 macrumors regular

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    I would get the Mini-DVI to HMDI adapter from monoprice. You can also find HDMI cables there on the cheap. Hope this helps.
     
  4. shamanskyh thread starter macrumors member

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    How bad is the VGA quality??? Will I get true High Definition from my MacBook?

    EDIT: Monoprice's prices are so cheap there's no reason not to go with HDMI. Thanks for the tip!!
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Again, every TV is different with respect to VGA input. My 1080p Samsung for instance will only accept upto 1366x768 via VGA, but the Visio we have at work will take 1920x1080 via VGA.
     
  6. shamanskyh thread starter macrumors member

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    Audio

    I'm thinking about audio now. What is the best way to get audio from my macbook onto the TV? 3.5 mm stereo to 2RCA?

    Oh and @NewMacbookPLZ: Thanks for the link to monoprice. I will probably buy from them. Good thing I checked the link though... you sent a *display port* to HDMI adapter.... I would have been pissed if I bought the wrong thing... l=:)
     
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Check your TV for the appropriate audio input to couple with the video input.

    Also, there's no DisplayPort adapters in the links I posted above 0_o
     
  8. shamanskyh thread starter macrumors member

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    I will be using 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug to 2RCA then.

    And you're right. Sorry! I must have put the wrong thing in my cart by mistake. I feel like such an idiot.... lol
     

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