Originally Posted by Kyle918
The monitor still has to decode information whether the cable used it DVI or Analog. DVI will give you a better overall picture quality. I use DVI and its amazing. Much clearer than Analog, especially on big monitors, or TVs.
Think of it like HDTV and standard TV. You have digital cable, but you still use analog cables and TV..duh. You would be cutting yourself short. Same with a computer. Your Graphics Card is producing crisp digital graphics, but you cut it short by converting the signal to analog and then displaying them on an analog monitor?????
In the end, its up to you. Its only 30 bucks more. One thing though, if the monitor doesn't come with DVI cables, good luck buying one because they are pricy. My 8' DVI cable by Monster was $150.00.
You're incorrect. If you output a digital signal out of your video card, you are bypassing the Digital to Analog conversion in the video card and are choosing to have the monitor convert it instead.
Edit: Btw, if you look at the most extreme videophiles, you'll see that they use Component video cabling, not DVI. DVI was not a technological breakthrough, but was a means of helping with copyright protected material.