Will DVI cable help with external monitor attached to MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jmFightSpam, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. jmFightSpam macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have a MacBook Pro hooked up to an LG Flatron 22" monitor. Right now it is hooked up via the DVI-VGA adapter supplied with the MacBook Pro, since the monitor only came with a VGA cable. The monitor looks good except I notice just a slight bluriness. Will a DVI cable make the monitor display crystal clear? Is it worth buying one?

    Thanks.
     
  2. yippy macrumors 68020

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    It will probably help assuming you are running it at native resolution now. If you aren't, up the resolution to the max the screen supports and then see how it is for you.
     
  3. elcid macrumors 6502

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    Try changing the refresh rate of the external. This helped me out a lot when i went from 75 to 60.
     
  4. mach macrumors regular

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    Try what the above users have said, but in my experience DVI has a significant advantage over VGA, VGA is much blurrier looking even at native resolution.
     
  5. jmFightSpam thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is a 1680x1050 monitor and I am running at that resolution.
    So maybe the cable will help?

    Another note, I am running Windows Vista primarily nowadays for business...don't know if that has an effect?
     
  6. jmFightSpam thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am at 60 -- in fact it is the only what that I am allowed to choose ;)
     
  7. jmFightSpam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Should I just go to monoprice.com and get a male to male DVI cable then?
     

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