-I ordered an ASUS PB278Q monitor that uses HDMI, DisplayPort, and Dual-link DVI -My PC has all of these connections available -My Macbook Pro only has a mini-displayport/thunderbolt slot
I'm trying to figure out the best solution to get the full resolution and audio out of both of them
I would like my Macbook Pro to have as few cables as possible connected to it so I figured I would use a mini-displayport to HDMI adapter to connect to the monitors HDMI port so I can get video and audio with one cable. I don't care much about the audio on my Macbook Pro because I rarely ever play anything with sound from it.
I assume the monitors speakers will sound terrible so I will have to purchase some speakers and connect them with an audio jack. I will then use the displayport cable to display the image.
Does this sound like a reasonable setup or should I be utilizing the Dual-link DVI or something? --- Not changing this sig until the Chargers win the Super Bowl - 31 Dec 2012 http://images.pictureshunt.com/pics/s/san_diego_chargers-3705.gif
#2reincarnator07Posted 9/3/2013 11:37:18 AM
I'd use DVI for the PC and mini displayport --> displayport for the mbp, unless you really need audio through the display for your PC --- Fan of metal? Don't mind covers? Check out my youtube and give me some feedback http://www.youtube.com/sircaballero
#3turbovirginPosted 9/3/2013 11:44:20 AM
I use a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for my mbp and the audio through HDMI can be a ***** to get working sometimes --- Heads on straight, my girlfriend's beautiful, looks pretty good to me
I'd use DVI for the PC and mini displayport --> displayport for the mbp, unless you really need audio through the display for your PC
What's wrong with the HDMI for the Macbook Pro? Will it degrade the picture quality? --- Not changing this sig until the Chargers win the Super Bowl - 31 Dec 2012 http://images.pictureshunt.com/pics/s/san_diego_chargers-3705.gif
#5reincarnator07Posted 9/4/2013 9:57:02 AM
I think an active converter is needed to go from display port to HDMI. I figured mDP --> DP would be cheaper. In terms of image quality, they are all equal.
Rereading your OP, I see you want audio from the PC too. In that case, go with HDMI for the PC and mDP --> for your MacBook. --- Fan of metal? Don't mind covers? Check out my youtube and give me some feedback http://www.youtube.com/sircaballero