BEST way to connect a dell 24" to Macbook pro 17"

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  1. VibraNation

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    Hi Everyone,

    Just placed an order for a dell ultrasharp 2408WFP monitor. I wanted to know which connection to use to get the clearest picture.

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    or display port. Use whatever your MBP has.
     
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    Should I go buy a new DVI to DVI cable then? My macbook came with a DVI to x pin cable which is used for connecting those old style monitors or external projectors. I would think the conversion to pin would lose some quality no?
     
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    it's not the pin conversion that's a problem, it's that DVI-D is a digital connection, and converting it to VGA uses the analog signal, so it may not be quite as clear (I've never been happy with my LCD monitors when I use a VGA connection)
     
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    I remember a while back there was a thread out how to reconfigure the color on the monitor. does anyone have a link to that thread/software.. The color profile i'm using right now is called JC display. i think i downloaded off that thread. can someone link me?
     
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    that was probably for the built in display. which was for a MB, not MBP. MBPs already have their colour profiles configured. your dell will probably have a custom profile you can download too.
     

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