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Why is VGA output significantly crisper than HDMI?

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#1 csinchicago


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Posted 23 November 2009 - 04:19 PM

I just built a new PC with the following specs:
AMD Athlon II x4 630
Samsung LCD 23" TV
Windows 7 64-bit

My problem is that the VGA output is significantly crisper and clearer than when I use HDMI. I would rather use HDMI so I can have audio. Any thoughts on why this might be the case?

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:10 PM

I would try it with a better monitor.

I am assuming the one you have will do HDMI? How about a DV-I input? Have you one of those on the monitor?

The VGA can look better than HDMI when the monitor does not get a "true" HDMI signal. That is why it is important to check out the computer with another monitor or the monitor with another video card.

Good luck.


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Posted 26 November 2009 - 03:59 AM

Make sure your resolution is set properly and the HDMI cable is not dammaged.
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