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want to re-use old monitor with 1280x1024 resolution. Which PC?


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#1 MrDodge

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 02:59 PM

The LCD monitor has VGA and DVI-D inputs, and the native resolution is 1280x1024@60Hz, i.e. the old fashioned aspect ratio rather than widescreen.  I'd prefer to use the digital connection.  So should I avoid PCs that have a video output with HDMI, and try to find one with DVI? I realise that HDMI to DVI adapter cables are available, but I'm wondering if 1280x1024 might cause a problem. thanks in advance guys.



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Posted 30 December 2014 - 04:28 PM

There should be no problem with the resolution, just treat it like any other monitor. The digital connection gives theoretically the best results, and an HDMI to DVI cable works fine, I use them all the time. The video signal is the same for each, just the connector is different.


Edited by Platypus, 30 December 2014 - 04:29 PM.

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 05:48 AM

ok, thanks mate



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Posted 01 January 2015 - 07:12 PM

You're welcome!


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