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Old 01-27-2007, 01:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DVI or VGA?

Just wondering, who uses what and why? Is more modern monitors all resorting to DVI cables now?

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Old 01-27-2007, 02:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use both connections on the same monitor. VGA on the old computer and DVI on the new.


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Old 01-27-2007, 03:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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DVI is just more sharp and clear....
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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DVI all the way. There is no comparison.
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Originally posted by RalliArt882
DVI all the way. There is no comparison.
Very true.
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Basically the picture is a little better but the biggest thing (to me) is you do not have to adjust the size of the screen with dvi. With vga, you have to shrink it, move it left, right, up, down, and my personal favorite, pitch (i could never seem to get it straight ). Dvi puts the screen exactly on the monitor with no spaces in between the picture and monitor panel. You still control the brightness and contrast though.

New graphics cards don't even come with vga connectors anymore (only dvi to vga converters).

So dvi is the way to go now.
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Is the video that much better? I got my monitor like 3-4 years ago for like $1200.


It was just back when they began to come out and sadly I don't have this new feature you guys are talking about, my video card has it, but I'm forced to put a little cable converter on it. How much better is it?
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes, what you are running is called a DVI-to-VGA adapter from your video card. Its what I did when I built my tower last christmas that had a x1950PRO, but my old monitor only ran VGA.

I think if you got a new monitor, you'd see a very big difference. Not only because DVI is faster and crisper, but because the monitor itself would have a better response time and a higher contrast ratio. So when you combine a nice monitor with DVI, you'll get basically no ghosting and great color. A new monitor would compliment your graphics card quite a bit. I know mine did.

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