dvi versus analog

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OK. I ordered a monitor that has both DVI and Analog input. Most new video
cards seem to be dual DVI now and it seems that standard VGA connectors are
on the way out... My newest card has dual DVI and in fact, the card it
replaced has dual DVI.

What advantage is there to using the DVI over the VGA?
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    twobirds wrote:
    > What advantage is there to using the DVI over the VGA?
    >

    The 'original' signal of LCDs(and a few CRTs) is digital,hence DVI
    connection. If you choose VGA,then the card has to make conversions
    from DVI>VGa and monitor VGA>digital to display the image,and that leads
    to losing image quality.


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    twobirds wrote:

    > What advantage is there to using the DVI over the VGA?

    As mentioned already, when going to an LCD screen, it'll be
    digital all the way to the LCD's pixels on the screen where it
    goes analog to the eye. So quality is higher.

    However, a lot of the time, if not most of the time, you can
    put a DVI->VGA connector converter on the port and connect it
    to CRT monitor w/VGA connector. I've a Quadro 700 XGL that I
    recently went dual-monitor on, and I've a VGA connector going
    to both ports, one using a DVI->VGA adapter that I bought locally
    (new)for around $3~4 or so. I think the card came with one
    originally, but I bought the card used. Some DVI ports may not
    have the analog signals on it, so one does have to be careful
    even if most all do.

    Mike
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