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DVI vs.VGA

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ErrorProxy, Apr 29, 2010.

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  1. ErrorProxy

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    DVI (white) cable vs. VGA(blue) cable.

    I've been using a VGA cable ever since I built my computer (like 4 months now). The VGA cable needed an adapter to go into the 4870. I always saw these annoying lines on my monitor. VERY discrete but still noticable if you're looking for them. Sort of like a CRT monitor being recorded.

    Then I found a white cable, the lines went away when I tried it, I might be imagining this, but the picture is somewhat clearer too. :D

    So, DVI > VGA?
     
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    look up DVI and VGA on wikipedia.

    VGA is analog, been around since the 1980s... DVI is digital, that or HDMI are best. Perhaps your monitor has a faulty VGA port, who knows.

    So whats the issue?
     
  4. ErrorProxy

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    There's no issue. Just that if you use VGA then switch to DVI, which one would be clearer? The same?
     
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    The digital formats such as DVI and HDMI should indeed give you better quality, and the bigger and the better the screen the more the difference becomes.
     
  7. ErrorProxy

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    Oh my... so for a 24" monitor... would DVI or HDMI be better?
     
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    They'd be the same.
     
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    Oh ok, solved. I guess.
     
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