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Old 05-28-2007, 10:42 AM   #1
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What are the advantages that DVI display have over VGA display? I recently purchased a DVI 22" LCD, an upgrade from my 17" VGA display, I'm not sure what I should be noticing though.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:50 AM   #2
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vga cant do high deff
dvi and do beyond 1080p
so if u had a vga monitor pluged into an adapter for a high deff video card
u lose all the highdeffonition
u plug it onto a dvi monitor u get 1080p pluse depending one your hardware
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I'm pretty sure that's false esa, do you have any proof??

Anyway, the difference is that with DVI, the signal is "pure." Meaning, it doesn't have to be converted. DVI uses a digital signal, and VGA uses analog. Monitors only use digital signals, so for VGA it has to be converted to a digital signal for it to be displayed. This conversion results in a loss of quality.

There's a decent difference in quality, I think everything looks a bit sharper with DVI.
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:28 AM   #4
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He's talking HDMI there

DVI can push higher and more crisp resolutions compared to VGA.
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:30 AM   #5
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Haha okay, I was confused for a second there.
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i tough vga couldnt do highdeff?
guse not
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:40 AM   #7
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VGA and DVI can't go hi def. DVI beats VGA in quality of images and higher resolutions. High def is HDMI, high def composites and optical.
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all computer resolutions are "High Def" heck even 640x480 is still higher than a standard TV resolution. i guess people associate high def with tv's too much because when you watch a dvd on your computer that is HD enabled you watch it HD. i think people think that the TV is just bigger and the screen is LCD or Plasma to be HD
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Regular DVDs are only 480p, which isn't really HD.
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Default Re: DVI vs. VGA

True, but than you can use something like Nvidia Purvideo to make it look better. I have a question related to this, if I buy something that uses HDMI, can I se an adaptor to plug it into the DVI slot on my monitor? and will I loose quality doing that? just an idea.
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