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Ok, well I recently got myself a 37" tv, 1920 x 1080 when connected to my computer, and I am wondering would it make a huge difference in quality if I connected it with HDMI instead of VGA?
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At that resolution I would say that you should see a noticeable difference. Just pick up a cheap HDMI cable on Amazon and you're good. There's no reason to use VGA for new hardware unless you're trying to get past HDCP.
    
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HDMI will allow progressive scan output, 1080p if your TV supports it, so HDMI will give you better picture quality.
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HDMI is a higher quality interface. The question is, why not? The cables aren't expensive, unless you buy them retail.
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Probably.
In this day and age you gotta get with the digital signal, mang.
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Ok cheers all, gonna pick up a cable on amazon
and yea the TV supports progressive scan
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For some displays HDMI looks better than vga, and sometimes vice versa. I have several HDTV'S and see no difference between the two.

However there are a few perks to HDMI like carrying video and audio through one cable, and you don't have to adjust the screen position.
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Originally Posted by funky882 View Post
However there are a few perks to HDMI like carrying video and audio through one cable, and you don't have to adjust the screen position.
Depending on your graphics card you can do this which is something to look into if you want digital audio as well and plan on using the TVs speakers.
I've had good expierance doing this using ATI cards but have never tried with my GTX 480.
    
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post #9 of 13
Sometimes, if you've got cable or satellite dish with a box that has HDMI output...you can contact your provider and if you tell them you just upgraded to an HD TV, they'll send you an HDMI Cable for free
post #10 of 13
A huge difference.
VGA (15 pin) on a Televison (not a monitor ) will only run @ 800 x 600
HDMI on a Television will run at resolutions up to 1920 x 1080
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