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Windows 7: HELP : Choosing my new Monitor

18 Sep 2013   #1
tephen04

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
HELP : Choosing my new Monitor

TO THE MODERATORS: I don't know where to put this thread on, but if my choice isn't correct, please feel free to move it. Thanks!

Hello to everyone!


I just want some help in choosing my new monitor. My current monitor is only 17" using a VGA cable only. I want something not exceeding a size of 23". The problem is, I don't know what brand to buy and what video port to use: HDMI or DVI.. Some says HDMI and others DVI. I read that HDMI is newer and commonly used for HD resolutions but I saw a monitor with DVI cable but it is amazing. How can I choose between the two and what monitor brands do better these days? Available brands here are HP, Samsung, ASUS, Sony, Skyworth, Sanyo, AOC, TCL, and LG.

Thanks to all who will help.


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18 Sep 2013   #2
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

I have a couple of LG 21.5 inch IPS screen monitors (IPS225 and 22EA53) both LED. They have rather wobbly stands but the picture quality is wonderful for such cheap monitors.
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18 Sep 2013   #3
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

I forgot to mention they both have analog and dvi and the 22EA53 has hdmi as well. They are both 1920X1080. I prefer the dvi connection with a pc.
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18 Sep 2013   #4
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tephen04 View Post
TO THE MODERATORS: I don't know where to put this thread on, but if my choice isn't correct, please feel free to move it. Thanks!

Hello to everyone!


I just want some help in choosing my new monitor. My current monitor is only 17" using a VGA cable only. I want something not exceeding a size of 23". The problem is, I don't know what brand to buy and what video port to use: HDMI or DVI.. Some says HDMI and others DVI. I read that HDMI is newer and commonly used for HD resolutions but I saw a monitor with DVI cable but it is amazing. How can I choose between the two and what monitor brands do better these days? Available brands here are HP, Samsung, ASUS, Sony, Skyworth, Sanyo, AOC, TCL, and LG.

Thanks to all who will help.
You should be able to find a monitor that has both HDMI and DVI connections. From the brand you have listed I would go with either Samsung or LG, they both make some fine quality monitors, and if you can get a 23 inch then it should be 1920 x1080 resolution.

Edit- From my experience both hdmi and dvi have the same picture quality, the only difference is hdmi can also carry sound.
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18 Sep 2013   #5
tephen04

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the advices, guys!

@tinmar49
Beside LG's wobbly stands, I see it not quite good in appearance. it looks too simple and if I'm not mistaken, it has control buttons, not like the Samsung with controls at the bottom that "cannot be felt by fingers" when operating. (Sorry, I don't know what it is called. ) Anyway, can I ask why do you prefer to use DVI over HDMI in PCs?

@paulpicks21
So, I also thought the Samsung to be good. But why not go to other brands? Can you tell me your opinions about them? Also, do HDMI/DVI cables have to do with the screen refresh rate of the monitor? Does it have any effect in performance or something?
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19 Sep 2013   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I have 2 Philips 226V4L 21.5" HD 1920 x 1080 LED monitors. These do not have audio built in but there is an audio version available & there is no HDMI version. From what I have been able to find out from various sources the general thought is that DVI is better than HDMI for computer use.
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19 Sep 2013   #7
tephen04

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

@Ranger4

Thank you for the reply, sir. May I ask if you manage to remember the reason why DVI is better than HDMI if it is for computer use?
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19 Sep 2013   #8
margrave

Size 12
 
 

HDMI and DVI video are practically identical. They share the same video specs. So use whichever one is most convenient.
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20 Sep 2013   #9
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

DVI connections are more robust having screw secured plugs. If you use HDMI, don't be conned into buying overpriced so called premium cables, they might be better over 30 metres but over common distances the cheap ones work fine. I use 3 metre HDMI and DVI with no problems. The buttons on the bottom of the LG screens work ok, they are one of those controls which hardly ever get used, so the Samsung touch sensitive controls are a bit gimmicky.
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20 Sep 2013   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The only difference between HDMI and DVI is that HDMI carries both audio and video, whereas DVI is video only.
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