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J Bothroyd Aug 27, 2008, 08:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi guys

I have just traded my old Dell 17" monitor for this TV/Monitor...

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143850

My question is, should I use a DVI connection or VGA? My VGA cable has a DVI adapter that plugs into the back of my graphics card so should I get another adapter to go into the new monitor's DVI port or should I just use the VGA port?

Cheers!

J



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Joshua Marius, LeThe Aug 27, 2008, 10:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 27, 2008, 10:39am EDT

 
>> Re: DVI or VGA connection?
You should always try to use DVI - you will notice a difference in the quality. I sell a lot of monitors and in some the difference between DVI and VGA is a drastic one. DVI is digital, and VGA is analog, you can read more about it here:

DVI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

VGA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA

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Liquid Shadow Aug 27, 2008, 10:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: DVI or VGA connection?
You should use the DVI port is you have a DVI cable. A VGA-DVI adapter will still give you analog signal instead of digital.



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J Bothroyd Aug 27, 2008, 10:47am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: DVI or VGA connection?
Thanks guys.

Considering my specs, is this tv/monitor a decent option do you think?

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P4 2.8GHz Northwood (OC 3.46GHz)
80GB Raptor HD
350GB Omega External HD
2GB RAM (2 x 1GB DDR400 Corsair)
Radeon X1950 Pro 512MB AGPx8
Cooler Master Jet 4
Dell 17" Flat Panel Monitor
Antec True Blue 480W PSU
Samsung TD22 22" HD LCD Monit
FordGT90Concept Aug 27, 2008, 10:52am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: DVI or VGA connection?
I've seen VGA and DVI on Samsung Syncmaster monitors and I couldn't tell any difference. Since this is an HDTV rather than a Syncmaster, I'm not sure if that remains true.


The only problem I see is that a 1950 Pro is going to strain against higher resolutions in newer games. You might have to turn the resolution down for some games but that's about it.

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Joshua Marius, LeThe Aug 27, 2008, 10:54am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: DVI or VGA connection?

Seems like a good monitor. Samsung is a well respected brand :)

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krish44 babu Jun 02, 2012, 02:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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krish44 babu Jun 02, 2012, 02:19am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: DVI or VGA connection?
hello sir ,
i have an acer 18.5 led monitor and it has only VGA adapter in which it fits my old 8400gs
now i plan to buy an gtx 550ti and it has a DVI connector
my problem is how to connect my monitor to my new gfx that has DVI
plz reply me soon ....... will gtx550ti fit in my mobo



my pc specs are
windows 7 32bit
2gb ram
DG41RQ mobo with 775 socket
450W psu
an old zotack nvidia 8400gs


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