Which adapter do I use

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by notlob, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. notlob macrumors newbie

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    This will be my very FIRST Mac purchase and I am looking so forward to it as I have been waiting for a few months now. I intend to purchase the higher end MBP 15". However when I go to order the MBP online, it has numerous options on the various adapters one may order...Mini DisplayPort to VGA; Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter etc... I hope to view some of my stuff through the TV from the MBP and I currently own a 50" plasma TV (which I believe is 1080p). As well, I intend to purchase the Apple LED Cinema Display (24” flat panel). As I am not at all familiar with any of this I would appreciate it if someone could tell me which adapters I will need to order for both of the above? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    For your TV, you'll need MiniDisplayPort-->DVI, and then a DVI-->HDMI cable. Alternatively, you can get MiniDisplayPort-->HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable from monoprice.com.

    In order to connect to the 24" Apple Display, you'd need the $99 MDP-->Dual-Link DVI adapter.
     
  3. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    ummm if he buys the Apple 24" Display he doesn't need any cables or adapters....

    Dual Link DVI is only for 2560x1200 resolutions (30" displays).
     
  4. Slypr macrumors member

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    Yep the LCD comes with a MiniDisyplayPort input cable built in
     
  5. notlob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For your TV, you'll need MiniDisplayPort-->DVI, and then a DVI-->HDMI cable. Alternatively, you can get MiniDisplayPort-->HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable from monoprice.com>

    Thanks NewMacbookPlz, JasonR and Slyp for the replies. Looks like I only need to get one of the above for my TV. Much appreciated!

    notlob
     

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