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Old 02-18-2010, 12:21 AM   #11
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Something is wrong with your monitor then.
If you consider it being an bargain bin item as something wrong, then yes.
I think that's the reason why I can tell a difference.
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HDMI and DVI transmit the same digital signal. I doubt you're seeing a better picture with either connection.
I have an expensive HDMI cable (like $75 normally) versus the POS cables that came with my monitors. Could that be why? It isn't a big difference, just barely noticeable. Could be a coincidence. Maybe that one LCD is slightly different than my other two.
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How long are your cables?
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the DVI ones are 8 feet and the HDMI is 10 feet.
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Looks like you wasted money buying that "expensive" HDMI cable.
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I got it for $15... conns open box and on sale.
The 8 foot DVI cable wouldn't reach the monitor without putting my computer in a very awkward spot.
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You still spent too much.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:58 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the advice.
Next question is, I have a HDMI cable and the video card comes with a DVI to HDMI adapter, My monitor only has a DVI-D slot in it. Wouldn't it be cheaper for me to just buy another DVI to HDMI adapter and use the HDMI cable? As opposed to buying a new DVI cable?

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It should come with a DVI cable.

I have no clue if that'll work because the video card will want to send an HDMI signal, with audio.
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Not in this purchase. I'm surprised it comes with the DVI to HDMIadapter.
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