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I'm planning on buying a new LCD soon and was wondering if it's worth spending an extra 20 to 50 bucks to buy a "top of the line" DVI cable or should I just use the one that comes with it?
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post #2 of 11
A digital signal is a digital signal. The "top of the line" consists of a name, and that's about it.

It's not like analog where Monster Cables actually made a small visual difference.

Best thing to do is keep cable length short.
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post #3 of 11
Some people argue that there's little difference between the vga and the dvi cord. I disagree. I just use the DVI cord my monitor came with Just check if the monitor you are looking to get comes with one!
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doesn't dvi support higher resolutions?
 
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Originally Posted by deadagain6591 View Post
doesn't dvi support higher resolutions?
I was wondering the same thing is there any difference between VGA and DVI ? i know that DVI has more clear image but is it really worth it? Because i was thinking of getting a DVI-D Cable for my LCD monitor.
 
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I was wondering the same thing is there any difference between VGA and DVI ? i know that DVI has more clear image but is it really worth it? Because i was thinking of getting a DVI-D Cable for my LCD monitor.
There is a slight difference. On a DVI cable things like text become a bit clearer.

My dad has a 19" WS HP monitor and it came with both VGA and DVI and I went and tested both and the DVI had crisper text. Pictures and other images weren't that noticeable.

However, if you have a good monitor, it will be able to make the VGA signal just as clear as the DVI one so there won't be a difference.
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I think it's stupid for someone to spend like $10-20 more for a well-known brand.

$10 DVI cable vs $50 DVI cable=there is no difference in video quality. The only difference is mostly brand name, material used to make the cable and warrentee.
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I use the DVI cable that came with the monitor.
Everything is crystal clear, not problems at all.

I personally would not think you could tell any difference other than a different length cable.

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post #9 of 11
a $10 dvi vs a $50 dvi cable is mostly brand name and the rest is materials, shielding is the biggest factor where as the $10 one has little to none and the $50 one has lots. The average consumer doesn't have lots of magnetic interference, microwave, tv, etc around there dvi cable, so the more expensive one is in effect a waste.

As for picture quality vga vs dvi minimal difference but, looking at it 1 way is the conversion from digital on the gfx card to analog, via adapter or on the card directly, looses quality and the conversion from analog to digital on the LCD. Where as on a dvi cable it is a straight thought digital, no down conversion and up conversion.
    
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post #10 of 11
just try the dvi cable it comes with first. should be good enough.
then ask youself the question.

At work one of our products are DVRs. All will use 5 tail component cables,
that are issued to the installers and are provided at no extra cost for the customer.
Some of the DVRs have an HDMI connection,,Some do not.
We do not provide HDMI cables,,so more oft than not the customer
will go spend like $90+ for one at BestBuy.
Then the installer goes to the customers home to install an older
DVR that does Not have an HDMI connector,normaly becuase that is all we had to issue at the time,then,cutomer gets all pissy
because they bought the $90 cable and DOES not want to hear
that the good ol Free 5 tail componet cable does just a good if not better
job than the $90 cable just sold to them by a salesman.
ALL of out installers report there is no real difference in picture and sound
quality between the two kinds of cable. Have i digressed here?

I quess the point I'm trying to make here is that i doubt that the maker of
the LCD monitor is NOT going to include a piece of junk dvi cable,,that would
not be a good thing for them to do. Most unwise,,it would make thier product
and company look bad. They Want to keep you as a customer, and for you
to recomend the product to a friend. See?

SO,,,hang on to that $20,,,save it for something else.
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