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Windows 7: So Long And Thanks For All The Fish, VGA/DVI

26 Jan 2012   #11
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I'm sure as usual there will be some kind of converter for years to come from VGA/DVI to HDMI or whatever is needed to be converted to in 5+ years time ....

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27 Jan 2012   #12

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

Yeah i got a HDM-DVi adaptor for my old tv at Monoprice a while ago, found it to be pretty useful (though right now i Have my XBOX in that port, and it can;t do HDMI+composite sudio at the same time, so it's component.
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27 Jan 2012   #13

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
What's strange for me is the fact that I just put together an Eyefinity setup with my current rig, and I had to use multiple DVI ports to accomplish this (along with a Mini DisplayPort adapter). Because I previously connected my single monitor with an HDMI cable, I kept thinking, "I'm not going backwards, am I?" But quite frankly, the image quality looks the same to me.
That is because they are basically the same, with the exception that HDMI adds audio and is a smaller connection. You will get the same video signal from both.
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27 Jan 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

Good news, prices for display monitors will drop!!:)
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28 Jan 2012   #15

Windows 7/64 HPremium.

Thanks, that is info I need for a project!
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28 Jan 2012   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
Thanks, that is info I need for a project!
You are welcome Bertison. Wikipedia is a useful starting point for a lot of research.
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28 Jan 2012   #17


Even if DVI is old, it's a digital signal, and that's the port most monitor manufacturers make anyway.
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28 Jan 2012   #18

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)

So long and thanks for all the fish
So sad that it should come to this
We tried to warn you all but oh dear!

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04 Feb 2012   #19

Win7 64bit Ultimate
Discard Perfectly Working Equip?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
Yes they would, but that GPU would most likely be outdated as by that time the standards would have changed.
ALL standards are outdated by the time they show up in hardware. Having the "latest standards" hardware, is not a good reason to discard perfectly working equip. How often do you replace your Mobo/CPU? I wish I had a friend like you, so I could buy all his 6-month old computers @ 1/3 price!!!

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10 Feb 2012   #20

Windows 7 Pro-x64

The DVI spec can't keep up--It's too slow. It was good in it's time just like VGA replaced CGA. As already mentioned, HDMI includes audio and HS-HDMI is just around the corner. The High Speed HDMI is supposed to support larger and faster screens above the 1080p threshold as well as 3D in native mode. Some TVs were shown at CES-2012 that makes the current crop of the best HD-TVs look like the old VGA. They are near photo quality displays with no lag or motion smear. It will be like looking at live action through a window.

I just wonder how long it will be until broadcasting catches up.
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 So Long And Thanks For All The Fish, VGA/DVI

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