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This is the way it comes out on mine.

VGA is meant for an analogue screen such as a CRT so its scans the monitor and is not as clear as DVI becuase it doesn't just change the pixles individualy.

DVI is by far the clearest because the digital connection only changes the pixels that need to be changed and it does not scan the entire screen and redraw it.
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I just bought this monitor today, and its BEAUTIFUL! anyways I got a question....

It has DVI and VGA input, and I want to run a ps3 on it, but i'm a cheap bugger and don't wana go buy a DVI switch aswell.....

How bad is the comparison between using DVI and VGA from my PC to monitor? Because if I use VGA for my PC, I can use DVI for ps3 and just change the source to play ps3, pretty smart .

Gimme some input guys!
I went from a VGA cable to a 10ft shielded gold plated DVI-D cable and noticed zero to no difference. DVI is better though since it can get more info from the display. VGA is limited in what it can do and has some issues with scaling, which is why I bought the DVI cable. I also wanted a 10ft cable instead of a 6ft one so I could move my monitor a bit more. For $15 shipped for a DVI cable from newegg, I'd say it's worth it. Otherwise, don't worry.

I'm on a Westinghouse 22" with DVI, VGA, S-video, Component and Composite inputs.
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i don't think the PS3 can handle the wide display over the analog svga... so if you don't want a distorted and stretched image, use DVI...

DVI source switches don't cost that much btw... ( example http://www.firefold.com/ProductInfo....2SWITCH&affid= )

and anyways... how hard is it to swap the cable by hand?
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I went from a VGA cable to a 10ft shielded gold plated DVI-D cable and noticed zero to no difference. DVI is better though since it can get more info from the display. VGA is limited in what it can do and has some issues with scaling, which is why I bought the DVI cable. I also wanted a 10ft cable instead of a 6ft one so I could move my monitor a bit more. For $15 shipped for a DVI cable from newegg, I'd say it's worth it. Otherwise, don't worry.

I'm on a Westinghouse 22" with DVI, VGA, S-video, Component and Composite inputs.
What resolution are you running it at?
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What resolution are you running it at?
Native, 1680 x 1050.
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Native, 1680 x 1050.
you were running that on the vga and on dvi and noticed no difference?
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like everyone says, its not really noticeable unless you plan on running at higher resolutions, cheers to your ideas though.
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you were running that on the vga and on dvi and noticed no difference?
That is correct. I still think the "difference" is almost completly psychological.
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Also I've noticed that VGA gets a lot more interference than the DVI. I have tons of cables going everywhere and I can see the interference in the VGA, but the DVI has none what so ever.
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