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Windows 7: New Monitor hooked up via DVI, but Win7 says analog?

15 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
New Monitor hooked up via DVI, but Win7 says analog? -SOLVED-

I just bought this: Acer - S2 Series 23" Widescreen Flat-Panel LED Monitor - S232HL

It supports VGA, DVI and HDMI. I updated my specs. I have it hooked up using the DVI cable rather than the HDMI, because I didnt feel like looking for my HDMI>Mini HDMI adapter, plus at only 1920x1080 @ 60hz, there wouldn't be any difference anyways right? (I don't plan to use HDCP stuff right now so)

Anyway, hopefully this doesn't really mean anything, and well the display looks incredible to be honsest, but this is what I see that bothers me:

It says Analog, just for kicks I updated/reintalled the driver, makes no difference, it always says 'Analog' next to the panel model. Does this matter? Should I dig out my adapter to use HDMI to be sure I'm getting the best quality possible?

Thanks for any help, I'm usually decent with this stuff, but this is just a bit confusing, I can't imagine why it would say Analog.

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15 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

I have the exact same monitor and it shows the same thing. It is likely a typo/misprint in the driver INF, which if you're feeling real adventurous you can try and find the line in the INF for it and change it manually. And no it doesn't affect how the monitor works or is detected, just in how it is listed in Device Manager and Windows display settings.
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15 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Ah thank you very much. I feel better then, because I just cannot locate my adapter to use the HDMI cable, so I can put off buying one until I build a new system, can probably get one free with my next Gpu purchase.

Thanks again for such a fast reply!

Edit: Can't rep you cause you were the last person I repped, I guess you help me a lot
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