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Hi, I just recently purchased a Samsung S23A350H monitor that came with a VGA and HDMI outlet holes. I'm currently using the provided vga cable and a vga-dvi adapter to plug it into my MSI 560 ti 448 core video card. Since its using a VGA to DVI adapter am I getting VGA or DVI quality? BTW the quality of the images and colors seem pretty decent. I'm just wondering if I simply switch to the HDMI cable would I get any noticable difference?
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anyone know?
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Personally I would use the HDMI to DVI before VGA to DVI. The HDMI to DVI will look better, but on the same hand if you think it looks fine don't bother spending the money to change it around. Odd that it doesn't have dvi out as well...

Also I think you are supposed to wait about 24 hours, or something like, before bumping your thread.
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Yes. HDMI and DVI are better quality than VGA. And right now you're getting the VGA quality.
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Personally I would use the HDMI to DVI before VGA to DVI. The HDMI to DVI will look better, but on the same hand if you think it looks fine don't bother spending the money to change it around. Odd that it doesn't have dvi out as well...
Also I think you are supposed to wait about 24 hours, or something like, before bumping your thread.

thanks for the quick reply, yea the more I look on the screen it isn't really up to par compared to my old ViewSonic LCD display that was using a DVI cable, so HDMI may be just what I need. Yea I don't really know why it didn't come with a DVI/HDMI instead of the VGA...maybe because it was a little cheaper? Anyways, I am sorry again for bumping before hand!
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Yes. HDMI and DVI are better quality than VGA. And right now you're getting the VGA quality.

Yea it says "Analog" everytime my monitor lights up. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DLC-HEM15-Mini-speed-cable/dp/B003ZZWJ24/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335301549&sr=8-1 Thats what I'm thinking about purchasing is it worth the price or any cheap one will do?
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Check out the monitors in my sig rig Jango. Price is decent and they are very nice, no issues and the quality is great I think.

As for buying HDMI cables go cheap with like the Amazon ones. Overpriced cables are just that...overpriced. I used to spend loads on expensive cables and finally stopped once I realized my mistake. biggrin.gif
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Check out the monitors in my sig rig Jango. Price is decent and they are very nice, no issues and the quality is great I think.
As for buying HDMI cables go cheap with like the Amazon ones. Overpriced cables are just that...overpriced. I used to spend loads on expensive cables and finally stopped once I realized my mistake. biggrin.gif

Great will take your advice then, thanks!
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Originally Posted by Viski View Post

Yes. HDMI and DVI are better quality than VGA. And right now you're getting the VGA quality.

Yea it says "Analog" everytime my monitor lights up. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DLC-HEM15-Mini-speed-cable/dp/B003ZZWJ24/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335301549&sr=8-1 Thats what I'm thinking about purchasing is it worth the price or any cheap one will do?

 

analog = vga

you'd want it saying digital

 

and btw, dvi and hdmi is the same image quality iirc

 

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i use them cheap $1-$3 hdmi cables and i think they are fine.

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Monoprice.com has good, cheap cables. Otherwise get whatever amazon's brand is.
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