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Old 02-22-2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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What is the difference between DVI and HDMI? Which is better?

And if a monitor has built in speakers, could you still use your own speakers instead of the monitor speakers?

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Old 02-22-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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DVI only carries the video input. HDMI carries the sound and video. They both provide the same quality of signal.
And to answer your second question, yes.
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Another question if I may... how do I know if my PC is VGI and HGMI compatible?
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:48 PM   #4
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Look at the back of your PC, if it has a port like this: www.avtoolbox.co.uk/images/1t-vga-cattx-rear.jpg, then it's has VGA output. http://www.atmarkit.co.jp/fsys/cable...i_d-box-l.jpg- DVI
and HDMI: www.avreview.co.uk/news/images/HDMI_port_big.jpg
Your graphics card will most definitely have either VGA or DVI output or both. Of course you can buy VGA to DVI adapters and vice versa.
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I have a vga for sure since that's what I use. I have a couple of others that look like the third one.

Was I suppose to get a pic of DVI connector on the second one because I didn't. What type of connector do you think I have other than the VGA?

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I assume this is a DVi connector and I do not have anything that looks like this

http://z.about.com/d/hometheater/1/7/D/9/dvinew.JPG
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Does your monitor have a VGA connector?
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Does your monitor have a VGA connector?
Yes it does and I believe you will tell I can use an adapter for DVI connector, right? Are they cheap in price?
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A VGA to DVI you mean? Yes they are very cheap. They are always bundled with graphics cards as well.
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A VGA to DVI you mean? Yes they are very cheap. They are always bundled with graphics cards as well.
Nope, you can't do that.
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