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Is buying an HDMI compatible lcd monitor worth it at this time? Aside from the cost which a big deal, can an 8800GTX run a game in 1080i HD? Is there anything special required?

I'm looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001238

Thanks
post #2 of 12
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Is buying an HDMI compatible lcd monitor worth it at this time?
no HDMI is no diiferent to DVI otherthan it transmits sound along the same cable,
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can an 8800GTX run a game in 1080i HD?
yes a 8800GTX will happily sit at 1920X1080 but so will SLI 8800GTs.
post #3 of 12
No, not worth it ... that monitor is actually quite a ripoff and expensive.

westy makes a 22" I believe thats about $2xx and it supports only hdmi if you really wanted something like that.

DVI is plenty for whatever you need and for really what everyone needs (and is using)
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HDMI is really just DVI with sound. So uless you're going to use the monitor as a TV for playing DVD/BLU-RAY movies or playing PS3/Xbox 360 then I see little resson to spend the extra cash for HDMI.
    
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HDMI is really just DVI with sound. So uless you're going to use the monitor as a TV for playing DVD/BLU-RAY movies or playing PS3/Xbox 360 then I see little resson to spend the extra cash for HDMI.
Still no point it getting this... unless you plan to use the 2x3w speakers instead of actual speakers. Who would though? A pair of better speakers cost $10.
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no, not worth it.

Use DVI
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my dad got a 22" HP monitor with GLOSS and HDMI and no DVI, Only HDMI and VGA...

He was pissed there was no DVI and and the HP guy lied to him... even says on the site theres DVI...

I see no difference between my DVI monitor and my dads VGA monitor though.
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If you really wanted to you could buy an adapter, they cost <$10 and do the same thing as the expensive monitor.
However, DVI would suit you just as well.
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post #9 of 12
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Is buying an HDMI compatible lcd monitor worth it at this time? Aside from the cost which a big deal, can an 8800GTX run a game in 1080i HD? Is there anything special required?

I'm looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001238

Thanks
I would just jump on a DVI monitor if only using for a pc.

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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post
no HDMI is no diiferent to DVI otherthan it transmits sound along the same cable, yes a 8800GTX will happily sit at 1920X1080 but so will SLI 8800GTs.
I got a single GT and I run all my games at 1080p 1920x1080 60hz. Only game that I guess would give any problems would be crysis. I tried it, but wasn't too impressed so I don't even play it. I would just start with a single gt and throw another one in along the line.

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I see no difference between my DVI monitor and my dads VGA monitor though.
Honestly, if you can't tell the difference between VGA and DVI then something must be wrong with you eyes.. Your monitors have both inputs(or they should), so I suggest you plug both vga and dvi into the same pc and clone the screens. Then flip between the two inputs on the screen and try to tell me that text is not shaper through dvi.. Digital connections are just far more superior.
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post #10 of 12
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Thanks guys, I was looking for a Blu-Ray drive, but I guess it's just not worth it at this time. Can you suggest a good 22"+ widescreen LCD with DVI for gaming?

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