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Windows 7: DVI vs RGB on video cards ?


08 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
DVI vs RGB on video cards ?

What are the pros and cons of digital vs analog ports on video cards. I'm a non-gamer that uses some graphics programs at times (Photoshop, etc)

Does it matter much whether I use a dvi slotted card or analog or dvi/analog combo card ?

Thanks, TR

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08 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Digital gives better color range and allows additional features. Use the DVI, HDMI, or Displayport connections, don't use analog if you can avoid it.
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09 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Digital gives better color range and allows additional features. Use the DVI, HDMI, or Displayport connections, don't use analog if you can avoid it.
Thanks..one more question on video...I know there are adapters for vga/rgb cables to attach to DVI ports and/or monitors and visa-versa.

For the HDMI port...can you attach a DVI monitor to this port via a similar adapter...or a HDMI cable from an HDMI port to a DVI monitor via adapter ?

Do you loose the HDMI benefits...but at least maintain a good DVI output on the monitor ?

Thanks again....TR
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09 May 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

There are HDMI-DVI adapters available. The HDMI signal is the same as the DVI signal, with the addition that HDMI also carries the audio signal.

Amazon.com: hdmi to dvi
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