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post #1 of 16
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Is there an advantage to DVI at all? Cause I'm looking at an Acer LCD, but it doesn't have DVI, only VGA.

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post #2 of 16
There really isn't any difference that you can notice.
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post #3 of 16
DVI looks a little sharper, and is a little more responsive.
I woulden't buy an LCD monitor without an DVI port, seeing as it woulden't really be digital... But thats just me.
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Hmm... so I should get DVI?
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post #5 of 16
To me it depends on what you are upgrading from. My ol' mag crt sure did look good to me untill I got the new lcd then I was blown away.... I like the dvi just for the simple fact that thats what a lot of newer monitors are leaning towards.
Since you are goin from a sony crt to lcd you can always get the dvi just because its "better" also I dont know how old the crt is but to me I noticed a diference.
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yeah a graphics card's signal is pure digital and when a VGA port is used the card has a special onboard chip that converts the signal the DVI port lets the digital signal straight out to your monitor so what the point of converting a digital signal to analog and the swithching it back to digital when it gets back to the monitor
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post #7 of 16
Yeah, DVI looks noticably better on an LCD.
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
yeah a graphics card's signal is pure digital and when a VGA port is used the card has a special onboard chip that converts the signal the DVI port lets the digital signal straight out to your monitor so what the point of converting a digital signal to analog and the swithching it back to digital when it gets back to the monitor
I was completely confused on what you had to say, lol.
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by radbirts
I was completely confused on what you had to say, lol.
ok think of it as cable
you have hdtv satalite but an old tv youd have to stick a special box in between the tv and the satalite to make it work. Now you lost the real ability to have HDTV.
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http://ecoustics-cnet.com.com/4520-3...5136369-1.html
here read up on this ancient article lol maybe itll explain better than i did
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