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i just bought a monitor to hook up to my 15" macbook pro. The monitor i bought is an lg w2361vg-pf ( LG - 23" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HD Monitor - Glossy Black - W2361VG-PF ) and it has both the vga and dvi inputs, so my question is which miniport hookup cable is better? they are both the same price from apple so i just wanted to know if there was any benefit to either of them since apples website doesnt say much about them.

and it says it doesnt have dvi-d but it has dvi-d hdcp? does that matter?

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DVI is better...good luck
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DVI = digital. VGA = very old analog.

You will be able to tell the difference. Use DVI. It's a pure digital signal.

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DVI = digital. VGA = very old analog.

You will be able to tell the difference. Use DVI. It's a pure digital signal.
what he said...
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Am assuming here you have the current model MacBook Pro.
You will need to get the mini-display port to DVI adapter and a DVI-D cable.

Or, rather than getting two pieces - adapter and cable- get one of these combo adapter/cable in the length you need.

HDCP has nothing to do with the type of connection. It is still a standard DVI-D port. HDCP is a digital content protection scheme and merely means that the TV is capable of displaying protected content, which at this time basically means Blu-Ray.

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