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post #11 of 20
stumped, DVI is pure digital. digital computer->video card DVI out -> digital LCD monitor. But for arguments sake, you will probably never notice. If you're a perfectionist, go DVI.
post #12 of 20
VGA:
GPU (digital) -> vga (analog) -> Monitor processing (digital) -> The colors you see (analog)

DVI:
GPU (digital) -> DVI (digital) -> Monitor processing (digital) -> The colors you see (analog)


see the difference between the two, and what i was saying about the amount of converting?

Also, at resolutions ~1024x786 and below, there really is not noticeable difference. at resolution at 1280x1024, there is a noticeable i crispness and colors.
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post #13 of 20
DVI is better, but some people prefer VGA CRT monitors because they're faster.

I, personally, can't detect a difference, other than the fact that VGA is harder sometimes to setup on LCDs (sometimes they're shifted to the side, so you have to adjust it.)
post #14 of 20
wait untill you get to higher resolutions. the vga picture is just fuzzier
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post #15 of 20
keep in mind when you get your cable you'll want to get a dual-link dvi cable to make the transferrates faster and ensure your picture is at it highest quality.

some dvi info:
http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html
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post #16 of 20
I notice a HUGE difference between DVI and VGA (d-sub). Holy moly, are you people blind?

I'm not a perfectionist, but I have two monitors set up at work. They are the exact same models, but one is the analog-only model, and one has both analog and digital inputs. The analog-only monitor is my worst enemy. The colors are dull, the brightness is not bright, and no matter what adjustments I make in the nvidia control panel, I can't seem to fully fix it. Plus, the image gets kind of fuzzy and blurred (especially noticeable around text). The digital monitor has none of these problems, and everything is crystal clear and super bright. I so badly wish both monitors could be hooked up via DVI, it certainly makes a huge difference on LCDs.

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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
DVI is better, but some people prefer VGA CRT monitors because they're faster.

I, personally, can't detect a difference, other than the fact that VGA is harder sometimes to setup on LCDs (sometimes they're shifted to the side, so you have to adjust it.)
CRT monitors aren't faster than LCDs anymore. CRTs were faster when LCDs first came out (and they were at 16ms response time), but now LCDs are down to 2ms response time, which is way faster than any CRT I've heard of.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by stumped View Post
VGA:
GPU (digital) -> vga (analog) -> Monitor processing (digital) -> The colors you see (analog)

DVI:
GPU (digital) -> DVI (digital) -> Monitor processing (digital) -> The colors you see (analog)


see the difference between the two, and what i was saying about the amount of converting?

Also, at resolutions ~1024x786 and below, there really is not noticeable difference. at resolution at 1280x1024, there is a noticeable i crispness and colors.

Actually, LCDs are ALL digital. Thats why DVI is better, as it requires NO conversion. The DVI to VGA adapters dont do converting either. Graphics cards use a "DVI-I" version of DVI which can transmit both ANALOG and DIGITAL over the DVI output slot. The DVI-I cable can transmit either type. Once recieved by the LCD, the analog is converted BACK to digital.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ignis View Post
Actually, LCDs are ALL digital. Thats why DVI is better, as it requires NO conversion. The DVI to VGA adapters dont do converting either. Graphics cards use a "DVI-I" version of DVI which can transmit both ANALOG and DIGITAL over the DVI output slot. The DVI-I cable can transmit either type. Once recieved by the LCD, the analog is converted BACK to digital.
What he was saying is the colors the LCD is emitting to your eyes is analog. It's nothing more than different frequencies of light, not extremely fast pulses of on and off that your brain decodes.
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post #19 of 20
If you have two identical LCDs side by side running in clone mode (two exact copies of the same screen on two LEDs) you can tell the difference when one is DVI and one is VGA.
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post #20 of 20
You cannot see or hear a digital signal!!!!!!!!!
You can only see or hear a analog signal!
So when you are reading theMonitor screen you are seeing an analog signal. When you listen to your music, you are listening to an analog signal. That's what i was talking about with the colors you see.
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