Originally Posted by BioniC187
ah okay, so the adapter that i have, dvi to vga, changes the signal to analogue. so the other dvi to hdmi adapter does not change it to analogue and keeps it digital. okay, maybe ill try it now
When we talk about DVI, we usually mean DVI-D, the digital one.
DVI ports come in a variety of setups, normally DVI-I, which gives the pins needed for both Digital and Analog. DVI-D is digital only, DVI-A is analog only (and you basically never see it). A DVI->VGA converter uses the DVI-A portion of the DVI socket, those pins.
Obviously, you normally want digital wherever possible.
DVI is quite a complex specification, with single and dual link modes (simply put, dual link is needed for resolutions above 1920x1200), and a variety of stuff to watch out for. As with DVI and HDMI, you can also put DisplayPort into the mix, albeit it's not as simple, as the singals are not the same as with DVI and HDMI.
But yes, in the simplest possible terms, you want to use DVI or HDMI on both ends (any permutation of) for the best quality image.Edited by lattyware - 6/12/11 at 5:04pm