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This pictured connector on your mid 2007 13 inch MacBook is a mini DVI connector according to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3235 The Apple part number for the Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter is: M9320G. And the eBay link: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=M9320G


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You should get a mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter (sometimes referred to as a Thunderbolt to VGA adapter, but it's the same thing). Apple sells one, but they can be had elsewhere for less, including at my personal favourite, Monoprice. You could do HDMI to VGA, but it would require a (typically bulky) active adapter. There are some HDMI to VGA adapters that ...


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With the help of Mactracker, I've compiled a list of all the connectors used on Mac portables in the last decade or so. If you stick with machines since 2009 (actually late 2008 discounting one iteration of the 17" MBP), you can get away with just a mini-Displayport adapter. Adding to that a DVI and mini-DVI adapter will cover you every Intel (2006 and on) ...


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There's no official way to achieve this. You have to jailbreak your iPad and use a software like DisplayOut (works on all iDevices) to do this.


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I have several aftermarket mini DisplayPort to VGA adapters (el-cheapo like Monoprice.com) to work perfectly with several Macs and various monitors and projectors. Moreover, I am ever pleased and surprised at how well VGA works considering the old tech. It should "just work" for a 20" VGA display. The Displays control panel will let you select resolutions ...


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Certainly. The Retina MacBook Pro has one HDMI output and two Thunderbolt ports, so you can run the internal display and three external monitors as long as you can accept HDMI on your third monitor (with or without an adapter/converter). Any mini-DisplayPort adapter from Apple will work from Thunderbolt in addition to adapters labeled as Thunderbolt.


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If you use a VGA connection, the Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter might be of interest to you. http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC552ZM/A


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Just for clarification: With the iPad2, every app is mirrored on the VGA adapter by default, without any additional measures.


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I've had the same problems. I think youre leaving the lid to your mac open. If you are using an external keyboard, external mouse, and an external display, while your mac is powered, you can close the lid, hit the shift key a couple times to wake it up and I think you will see the desired resolution listed. There is a command line solution Get this ...


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You cannot run VGA from the HDMI port the way you have it set up. You need a direct HDMI->VGA converter. The reason is that HDMI does not output analog signals. The cable head actually has a digital-to-analog converter chip in it, but your HDMI<->DVI adapter does not. So even though the DVI<->VGA adapter fits, the analog pins aren't actually ...


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I would just look in the app store for a video playback app that supports VGA output. Lots of them do now. You don't need to jailbreak your phone. Here is an app called "StreamToMe" that supports playback of your videos over 3G and Wi-Fi and has VGA output. StreamToMe: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/streamtome/id325327899?mt=8#


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As Studer mentioned, there is no official way to do so. you can use the DisplayOut software for Jailbroken iPads. If you're more developer oriented, there is also this option


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Yes, mismatched resolutions are no problem. I'm running a similar set up right now. You can arrange them however you like in the Displays section of System Preferences.


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Have you tried a SMC reset? Often fixes crazy port issues.


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You will need a VGA to DVI scaler ($330 in mentioned link) + DVI to MDP adapter like this one ($70). And after that no guarantee that it will work all together.


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VGA is an analog signal and your Cinema requires digital so you need more than a simple cable. You need an appropriate interface box, called a VGA to DVI Scaler, such as the Gefen VGA to DVI Scaler Plus. (Shown for reference only—this is not a recommendation.) You will also need the appropriate adaptor to use the DVI signal with your monitor. Please note ...


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Does your monitor have DVI? I strongly suggest against VGA when possible. It has inferior quality, resolution support, and manual shape/size adjustment of the image is a pain. MacBooks with mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt have the graphical oomph to drive at least 2560x1600 via a Dual-Link DVI adapter. Any resolution limitation would be imposed by the VGA ...


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In a pinch, this usually works: Connect your computer to the projector and turn the projector on. Restart your Mac. It should now work.


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Looking at this list, I'd say that the most important adapters for you to keep around are the mini-DVI, mini-DisplayPort and the Thunderbolt ones. The other two (micro-DVI and mini-VGA) are either old and outdated or simply quite rare. So for the most part you should be safe with those initial three. If you want to be completely on the safe side though, you ...


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I have the original one and it works just great. From my experience, ~99% of the projectors have a VGA port, some DVI. To be on the safe side, I would rather pick VGA than DVI if I'd had to choose one. I cannot say much about the non-official VGA adaptor, but I am using the original VGA adaptor for years now, and I am completely satisfied. But I also have a ...


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You should connect the monitor through DisplayPort. You will need a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable for this. You will be able to get the full resolution of the display this way.


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I have a MacBook pro 15" retina and a Seiki 4k monitor. The monitor works great at 2160x3840 with HDMI plugged into the MacBook HDMI port. I bought an ACCELL Minidisplayport to HDMI adapter (Accell says it works @4K and is compliant with HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 high bit rate). I can only get 1080x1920.


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The recommendation I received was to open a call from "bugreport.apple.com" and hope that this is fixed in future updates of the operating system.


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DVI If you indeed have a 2006 MacBook Pro, then you have a full-size DVI port, in which case you have two options for HDMI output: Get a DVI to HDMI adapter or cable. These are pretty cheap, since they're just passive adapters that convert the physical connections (the HDMI video signal is basically the same as DVI). However this option does not get you ...


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The 2006 Macbook Pro actually has a DVI port. You don't need to use the VGA adapter that was included, but you will need a DVI to HDMI adapter which does not need the signal converted (same signal standard, different connectors). These are cheap at Monoprice (less than $4 for 3') ...


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You can't. VGA is an analog transmission standard, HDMI is a digital transmission standard. It's not just a matter of changing the connector, the signals they carry are fundamentally different. You could look in to a USB 2.0 -> HDMI adaptor. Something like the ones on this page. Though how well those work depend largely on the graphics card in your Mac. ...


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This is the solution: The 15 inch Macbook uses 2 graphics cards. I use gfxCardStatus application to control which graphics card is used - OS X too easily allows apps to request the more powerful card, which drains the battery too quickly. Skype is an example of such an app. I just discovered that the integrated graphics card (the weaker one) cannot support ...


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The issue is probably the VGA adapter (not faulty; just not capable of that high a resolution). I think you need a DVI adapter to get the higher resolutions.


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Just be aware HDMI for displaying videos is fine, but for reading text on a website or working is very bitty and in my personal opinion not usable for long period of time. I would use VGA. Thats what most TVs have. You're not going to get the best quality video e.g. HD, etc. but will be a lot better for reading text. Unless your TV has DVI, I would use ...


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First: The maximum resolution of your TV is important. Your TV have probably a resolution of 1920 * 1080 Pixel (FullHD). A (Mini) Display Port can display about 3840×2400 Pixel VGA is an older standard, an was created for an Analog connection between devices. HDMI was created for a Digital connection. So, the HDMI option is the best, because ...



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