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Windows 7: D-SUB support 1080?

17 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
D-SUB support 1080?

Hey there
I want to buy a HD LCD. But I'm very confused. I've few questions.

1) Does a LCD with D-Sub can't give me 1080 at PC? (Assuming that LCD had HDMI)?
2) I've 8800GT and it has 2 DVI ports but no HDMI. Can I get 1080 at my PC via DVI port?
3) If I connect LCD via DVI to HDMI converter, will it also transmit audio to LCD monitor?
4) If using D-SUB, will there any video quality loss at 1920 x 1080 compared to DVI?
5) What is contrast ratio? Which is better higher or lower?

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17 Feb 2010   #2


The 8800s are capable of transmitting HD over DVI, so you'll need a DVI-to-HDMI cable to connect to your monitor and you can then transmit HD. You can't transmit audio over DVI (there was one 8800GT card that did allow you to, but why would you want to play it through crappy monitor speakers?).

By D-SUB, I'm guessing you mean VGA, and the image quality compared to standard DVI is less noticable on modern monitors, so you won't see much difference. The only difference is with DVI there's no digital-to-analogue conversion needed like with VGA, and that also means DVI isn't affected by interference due to it being digital, unlike VGA.

A higher contrast ratio is better. The contrast ratio is the luminance between white and black, so a higher contrast ratio will give you more vivid and brighter colours.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Actually the monitor I'm going to buy got DVI port and If I'm not going to use the monitor speakers, still I need DVI to HDMI coverter to get HD working?

---------- Post added at 12:54 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:50 AM ----------

Ok i got my answer from you post. 8800s are capable of transmitting HD over DVI. Thanks man.
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