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post #11 of 18
ACtually I tested this little theory on my old machine. 1 Machine, 1 Monitor, 2 cables going into the monitor from the video card, Cloned the display to "both monitor." and switched between the two just to test the difference. On my 20.1(?) inch monitor the difference is night and day. The vga blurs and the color contrast is lower. The DVI Is a brilliant display of color and beauty. *cries a little*
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nice monitor you got there i wish i could game at 1680x1050 =/
    
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DVI all the way for LCD displays
unless you run it into the kitchen or something 40 meters away from the computer, go with DVI
    
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post #14 of 18
so i just tryed to connect Vga and Dvi to my computer using same monitor and videocard and it was set up as clone in Windows there is maybe a little difference but pictures Dvi shows better but difference is still small
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I would definitely prefer dvi over vga. I myself just got a 21.6" Samsung 216BW and gaming at 1680x1050 is nice
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post #16 of 18
I think vga starts topping out around 1280x1024 because of cable limitations, and a quality cable makes a big difference in VGA. Just like with all analog cables, quality does matter. DVI or HDMI begins losing signal after very long lengths depending upon the cable, but in most cases at less than 10 feet the signal is perfect.

Save some more cash and, get yourself a 22" at that same rez. You'll be glad you did.
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post #17 of 18
I can notice a big difference from VGA to DVI, no static whatsoever using DVI..

I noticed when using VGA, in black areas you can see static and things like that. In my opinion, using DVI text looked more sharp as well.
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post #18 of 18
Don't mean to resurrect an older thread but.

Just upgraded to a 22" monitor. It only has a VGA and HDMI input.

I didn't realize this when I bought it so I used the VGA cable at first... It looked great.

So not being satisfied until I'm using the "better option" I grabbed an HDMI to DVI adapter and used an HDMI cable..

If there is a difference, I can't barely see it. I have perfect vision as well... It looks outstanding with either analog or digital. Crystal clear. No interference, no fuzziness, no nothing, colors are just as vibrant. They are the damn near the same and I am still impressed with VGA. I do have a couple VGA cables here that work like crap and produce very noticeable interference.

So VGA still works just fine at 1680x1050. Although I am only at 60hz... Maybe 75hz would make a difference? I'm curious about 1900x1200.

Honestly, I see the same thing with component vs hdmi on all my HDTV's. In fact for a while there I thought the component hook up's actually looked better on occasion.
Edited by nytevizion - 7/5/08 at 6:17am
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