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VGA vs DVI cable


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#1 Dark Magician Girl

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:31 AM

I'm not certain this is the correct forum, but it seemed the most appropriate to me.

 

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This is the DVI to DVI cable that I am considering purchasing: http://www.amazon.com/BlueRigger-DVI-Digital-Dual-Link-Cable/dp/B009WA115M/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1380247620&sr=1-3&keywords=dvi+to+dvi+3+feet

 

I have read quite a few reponses to threads about whether a DVI cable provides better quality than a VGA cable. Reponses range from there is a noticeable improvement in quality in general or when using higher resolutions to there is no improvement at all. I have an HP x20LED monitor that is using a 1600x900 resolution, and I like to watch videos on it. The cable is cheap, so I am not concerned whether it is worth purchasing. I want to know whether a DVI cable can provide better quality than a VGA cable on my monitor? Is it technically possible?

 

 

 



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#2 smax013

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:50 AM

In theory, a digital picture is better.

Personally, I don't really notice the difference, but then I am not super picky.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:28 PM

I see. I think I'm going to get the cable. It just occurred to me that the video card I'm thinking about purchasing doesn't have a VGA connection. It comes with a long VGA adapter that plugs into the DVI connection. The DVI cable will eliminate the need for the adapter. This way, I can place my computer close to the wall, so it doesn't take up extra space. I'm considering getting a 6 foot cable, though. The 3 foot cable may be too short if I decide to move the computer to the other side of the desk in the future.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:30 AM

A DVI cable is already included with that monitor. If you still have that cable, try it and get a longer one in the future if you need to.






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