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Windows 7: Is DVI better then the normal monitor cable?

21 May 2010   #1
Teresaxhelen

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits
 
 
Is DVI better then the normal monitor cable?

i was always wondering if i should get a DVI cable.
what are the pro's and cons of it?
Is it producing better Video Quality?


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21 May 2010   #2
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you can go with DVI, do it.

At least on my monitors, the one that is hooke up via VGA definitely show a slightly inferior picture than the other two that are hooked up via DVI. It's not terrible, but I can notice it. If you only have one monitor and switch cables, you might not notice the difference. If you have two monitors and can hook one up via VGA and the other via DVI, the difference should be slightly noticeable.
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21 May 2010   #3
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

read this
and this
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21 May 2010   #4
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Since you use a TV monitor it would have to have a DVI input that is for use with a PC, if your TV monitor is now running using an RGB connection that is more than likely the only PC connection it has.
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21 May 2010   #5
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow View Post
read this
and this
About 10 years ago I would have agreed with that, but newer, recent VGA graphic cards have shown a lot less of a difference in image quality compared to DVI, but still if you can go DVI, then definitley setup through DVI.

Though a VGA cable affects the image quality, whereas DVI/HDMI doesn't as it's digital, it either works or it doesn't work. For what it's worth you could use a metal clothing hanger and it'd still work, unlike VGA where the quality of the cable counts through analogue.
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22 May 2010   #6
Teresaxhelen

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits
 
 

thanks you guys, i have chosen to buy a DVI cable.

one more thing, do i have to configure the options, to let my Pc know that im using a DVI cabel?
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22 May 2010   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Nope. It should detect it automatically.
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22 May 2010   #8
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Since it was not mentioned in the posts, I wish to alert you to the fact that there are different DVI cables - your choice being dictated by the ports on both your monitor and gfx card.

Given you unfamiliarity with DVI, you might consider this brief article which discusses the options and gives you clear images which will help in identifying the ports on your components. Both your monitor and gfx card support DVI-D; whether it's single or dual link I was not able to immediately determine.

As a general rule, I should think you would choose cables to take advantage of your component's greatest capability/flexibility.

Monk
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22 May 2010   #9
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Also with DVI, if supported, HDCP is enabled allowing blu-ray playback (if you choose that upgrade later).
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22 May 2010   #10
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

dvi is digital.

most ppl dont see much a big difference its not a big deal. but if u can do so use dvi. ull see a bit less noise on ur monitor
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