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Vga Or Dvi For Lcd Monitor


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#1 Nic4433

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 06:03 PM

Hi,

I am building a new computer. I am confused about which way to connect the monitor. I know that DVI is supposed to be better but what do I need to use it? I know my video card supports DVI and so does my monitor but is that all I need? Or does it only work with some programs? Like if you have a digital TV it doesn't mean you are seeing digital quality programming unless you are paying for digital cable/sat.

Thanks for the help,

Nic

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 06:21 PM

You get a clearer, crisper picture. No special programs of software needed. Another plus is gaining all of that desktop real estate by getting rid of that old CRT monitor
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 09:43 PM

All you need to connect your PC to your LCD/TFT monitor is a DVI cable!
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Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:55 AM

I've connected my PC to a 32" TV using a DVI to HDMI cable and have also tried the VGA to VGA connection. The biggest issue that I encountered was with the DVI-HDMI connector. I cannot view all the messages on the screen when the system boots - but once in Windows everything is fine.

Since I monkey with my BIOS a lot, this isn't an issue for me - but it may be for you. The workaround is to use the screen adjustments on the monitor to allow you to see the BIOS information.
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Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:37 AM

Thanks for the help everyone! I was just making sure that I didn't need to get dvi programs or something. My monitor came with both vga and DVI cables so I am good to go.

Thanks again,

Nic




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