What monitor cables should I get for MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by captan, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. captan macrumors member

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    I want to be prepared if I would ever need to hook my MBP to a second monitor or a projector. So what do I need?
     
  2. Shrek6446 macrumors member

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    I would recommend a DVI to DVI cable for a monitor and a DVI-HDMI for a projector

    You should check out monoprice.com they have great prices and great quality for both types of cables.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    the cable that came with ur mbp will allow you to connect to analogue projectors (VGA) and if its a digital (DVI) you dont need any cables, just goes straight into your mbp.
     
  4. captan thread starter macrumors member

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    That would assume the monitor or projector has an associated cable in the first place. As I said I want to be prepared. That means I'm also prepared for there not beeing cables whatsoever on location. So I still need a DVI and a VGA cable to cover both cases.

    My question is what type of DVI cable I need. DVI-I or DVI-D? Dual or single linked? And how common is HDMI?
     
  5. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    HDMI is very common. Especially if you ever want to connect the computer to an HD TV.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    the monitor will already have a cable associated with it.. unless no1 has scabbed it. for projectors alot of the cables are VGA, you already haev a dvi-d to vga connector so thats easy. if its a dvi-i or dvi-d cable your fine aswell. you might need to get the hdmi connector and cable tho.

    it might be good to get the dvi-d connector, it is backwards compatible to dvi-i i THINK:confused:
     

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