Author Topic: DVI Vs VGA  (Read 1326 times)

[SJ]Satain

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DVI Vs VGA
« on: March 24, 2009, 07:03:06 am »
Whats the difference between hooking up the screen via the DVI input or the VGA input on the gfx card? is it just that the resolution is slightly higher via DVI or is it more noticeable than that? cheers for the help  :salute:

[SJ]kzcole

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Re: DVI Vs VGA
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 07:52:26 am »
DVI =Digital Visual Interface
VGA =Video Graphics Array Which is Old School Technology from way back when the PC was invented nearly.

On my 19"LCD I get more options to play with adjusting screen etc when using DVI As opposed to VGA . I believe DVI gives a better picture as well.DVI supports Wide-screen resolutions Whereas I don't know that VGA does , quite as well.


[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: DVI Vs VGA
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 08:42:58 am »
I guess HDMI is the way to go nowadays?
(sucks that you can only have one HDMI device at once on my gfx card.. grrr)

[SJ]TheChamp

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Re: DVI Vs VGA
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 06:48:59 pm »
I don't think there is much (or any) difference at all between DVI and HDMI, image quality wise.

DVI is definitely the way to go Satain, I guess it won't be long until VGA will hop on it's (parachute) flight to oblivion.

[SJ]Stein

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Re: DVI Vs VGA
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 05:24:09 am »
There's definately a difference Satain,

as i got my first widescreen i hooked it up (to the vga.. as it came with both cables and you hook up what you know, right....!?      WRONG)   started up the computer and was like.... ehr.. did i buy an tft widescreen just for that?!  wth?!   i DID notice it was flashing between analog and digital at startup, then locked into analog... hmmm
so i went back into the box, found the other cable... was curious, looked at the backend of my graphcard and the lightbulb started to light up.... hooked it up, to the screen as well.. fired the computer up and it stayed on Digital... when windows started up and i got on the main screen i couldn't believe my eyes how damned crisp it looked!


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[SJ]AlarmedBread

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Re: DVI Vs VGA
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 06:30:49 am »
If you look at a dvi to vga converter (comes with most gfx cards) you'll see just how many fewer pins vga uses. They don't just add extra contacts for no good reason. ;)

[SJ]hendrix

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Re: DVI Vs VGA
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009, 05:00:44 pm »
and hdmi carrys the  sound and if your motherboard/soundcard has a spdif you can have digital sound :)