Video Adapter Advice


#1

I’m trying to find the best way to hook my computer up to my TV. I have a MacBook with a mini-DVI port and a 50" Samsung DLP. Would it be better to use a mini-DVI to HDMI or a mini-DVI to VGA? If the picture is the same for both, does one cause lag that the other doesn’t? Thanks in advance!


#2

If your TV supports both HDMI and VGA, and you are unaware of any downsides to using VGA, I would just go with HDMI. The picture would probably be a bit better.


#3

in my method, i use mini-DVI to DVI adapter…
so i can use both DVI and HDMI to connect display device, because i believe digital signal may better than analog signal


#4

depending on the post-processing of your set works HDMI would probably be best because it won’t have to convert the signal back to digital whether there is a visual difference or not search the AVS forums on your set and see if latency tests are there


#5

Get a DVI to HDMI adapter. (audio won’t pass thru though)


#6

2nding dvi.

HDMI is always digital.
DVI is sometimes digital.
VGA is always analog.

You might as well roll the dice and try for digital.


#7

You have a White Plastic Macbook right?

Because the new metal ones do not have mini-DVI they have mini-Display port.


#8

Thanks for all the advice so far. Yes, I do have the plastic MacBook. Sounds like I’m going to go with HDMI. Next stop, monoprice! :slight_smile: