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I just bought a 1080p monitor and I am a little confused. When i first got the monitor i was under the impression that I could only use 1080p if I had a HDMI connection. I have now learned that DVI can produce 1080p. This is the problem, when I plug in HDMI I have a HD/SD options in my nvidia control panel. Such as 1080p 1920x1080, 720p 1280x720 ect....
When I plug in my DVI I do not see those resolution options, I only see 1920x1080 and lower but no 1080p option. I do not like using the HDMI input because it has a weird contrast problem, i cant seem to calibrate the contrast.
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DVI and HDMI both carry the same signal; HDMI just has the benefit of being able to carry sound as well. Both can do 1080p just fine.

My guess with your problems is that with HDMI, your monitor registers as a TV and not a monitor to your graphics card, hence why the setting changes. I know that when I use HDMI, my old GTX 260 and its drivers gave me a "HDTV Settings" tab in the Nvidia CP, which never popped up when I used DVI.

But both can carry a 1080p signal just fine.

Also, 1920x1080 = 1080p.
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OHHHH ok ty that must be the reason why HDMI contrast is high, when i scroll down I see "PC" option for HDMI, it looks perfect. +1
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Yea its the same just hdmi carry's sound. I used DVI because 3D vision doesn't work on HMDI.
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DVI vs HDMI is pretty much the same. DVI can do analog and 3D surround vision while HDMI can do audio and Ethernet.

Now if you are comparing HDMI to DP, then there would be a debate. DP carries a different types of digital signal than HDMI. So while they are both digital, they are not the same.
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post #6 of 8
they're both digital. image quality is the same. only difference is hdmi has sound
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Yeah they are the same essentially except for HDMI carries sound.
 
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If you have a 120hz monitor you may have problems running 120hz with HDMI. I did. I couldn't get higher than 60hz. Went DVI and had no issues with it.

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