How do I connect a 2010 13" MBP to external monitor?

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  1. doh123

    doh123 Without ME its just AWESO

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    VGA is very old.. and analog. You can get much better pictures out of DVI or HDMI
     
  2. Deathwinger

    Deathwinger Notebook Virtuoso

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    VGA is crap analog signal
    DVI is great digital signal

    HDMI is the best, digital video and sound, the perfect setup for video editing. Get a Dell screen with HDMI, plug in some 2.1 speakers into it and every time you plug in the HDMI into your system, you access both automatically, no extra wires needed :)
     
  3. ifti

    ifti Undiscovered

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    Get the HDMI with a HDMI monitor - remember HDMI is the only one out of the 3 that also caries sound!

    Ensure you buy an adaptor that is compatible though, and can carry the audio.
     
  4. beige

    beige Notebook Deity

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    get the HDMI as it more universal on LCD TVs ,maybe one day apple will support sound over HDMI :D , also u can use the cable on other devices like HD DVD players and PS3 and so on , cheers
    Note: if u r planning to use a projector in any thing i think they require VGA port , please double check this info
     
  5. Seshan

    Seshan Rawrrr!

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    Yet, notebook manufactures still put it on there notebooks in 2010. They really need to kill off VGA. But companies (not Apple) are to afraid that customers might get upset.

    @beige They already do support sound.
     
  6. Xhibit

    Xhibit Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah stick with DVI, its better than VGA and any respectable monitor supports it.
     
  7. jackluo923

    jackluo923 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Vga - greater compatibility, same quality at low or medium resolution. Can't tell the difference between dvi and vga at 1366x768
    DVI/HDMI - less compatibility, digital (it either works or it doesn't), hdmi can carry audio at the same time.
     
  8. Seshan

    Seshan Rawrrr!

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    Actually, DVI/HDMI is more Compatible, DVI/HDMI can go VGA or HDMI/DVI, VGA can go, well no where. VGA is old and outdated and I don't get why OEM's still support it.
     
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  10. akin_t

    akin_t Notebook Evangelist

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    Guys while you're correct that DVI is better than VGA for most consumer applications, it is not because DVI is digital and VGA is analog. It is because most of us use LCD displays ... If we used CRT displays the consensus would be different.

    CRT displays are better, it's unfortunate that their construction requires such bulk though.
     
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