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Old 01-22-2007, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Dvi/vga?

whats the difference? theres this dvi cable just laying around in the computer lab (they came with all the 15" lcd dell monitors) and its just begging me to take it. its not plugged into anything.
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dvi/vga?

dvi is usually used for larger displays where it makes a difference, but for the normal sized monitors it won't make any noticable difference unless your using like a 32" screen...
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:27 PM   #3
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oh...i'm using a 19" lcd.
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:37 PM   #4
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I have a 17" LCD and it makes a big difference with analog and DVI, analog is like more blurry when you get up close to it, DVI is really crisp.
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really? i just might 'snag' it for a bit. i want everything to look crisp.
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yea I would "borrow" it, i see a big difference, does you moniter have DVI in, and does you video card have DVI out?
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Default Re: Dvi/vga?

ya. its got vga out/dvi out/s-video out, monitor has vga in/dvi in.
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Ok, yea dude go for the DVi, makes a big difference to me, tell us how it is when you get it.
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lol okay. the teacher wasn't here today so i should of taken it today. she won't be here on thursday i think (yes a she...she's a bitch though). always thinks i'm hacking. whenever we aren't doing anything and i'm on computerforums.org or something not bad/blocked she always bitches at me.
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o well I guess i'm wrong I used VGA and DVI on my 23" screen and didn't really notice a difference...o well I would go for it anyway since its free
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lol technically speaking doesn't he/his family own the cable already?? those moniters were paid for by tax money from his family...... so in a way its rightfully yours. (that won't work as an excuse if you get cought tho.... i've tried....)
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Default Re: Dvi/vga?

I don't really see a difference between DVI and VGA. I have one on VGA and the other on DVi and there's really no difference. I guess it's because my screens are only 17"
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Default Re: Dvi/vga?

i did just move here about 3 months ago...but hey i guess ur kinda right.
i totally forgot about it today, but she won't be here on thursday, or possibly tomorrow or friday.
i saw some of these at the store and they were EXPENSIVE AND SHIT!!!
some were $70+ but some were around $20.
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