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Old 04-28-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
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Question Analog to Digital Display performance change?

Would there be any performance gain switching from an analog lcd display to a digital one? does it slow the computer/graphics card down having to convert a digital signal coming in over the internet to an analog display?

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Old 04-29-2007, 05:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Analog to Digital Display performance change?

From what I understand, your graphics card has either one DVI connector and one VGA connector or both DVI connectors. I assume that you have your current monitor plugged into the VGA?

I have recently changed monitors from a Dell 19" FlatScreen monitor that was just VGA to a Samsung SyncMaster 950MG LCD TV which is suited for both PC and TV use. As it is a new monitor, it of course boasts a higher contrast ratio, DVI + HDMI + Component support and a high brightness level.

If you were looking for a nicer, sharper and overall vibrant picture - I would recommend getting a Digital LCD (preferably HD ready if your looking for a LCD/TV combination). DVI gives a pure digital and quality picture, here is a quote from CNET:

When connected via an analog connection, an LCD is vulnerable to the same distortions that affect CRT monitors. However, when connected via a digital connection, often labeled DVI (for Digital Visual Interface), no digital-to-analog conversion is required, and there should be no loss or corruption of the signal. As a result, when running at its native resolution, an LCD should give you a cleaner and crisper image than you'd see on a CRT.
Also, you mentioned if the performance level would go down. It would drop if you were at higher resolutions but from you PC spec, it looks ok.


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Old 04-29-2007, 11:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: Analog to Digital Display performance change?

If you use a long VGA cable, the quality will degrade as VGA is an analog signal and it degrades over distance. DVI is a digital signal and it won't degrade over a long distance.
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