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Shared LCD question

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
September 17, 2002 11:09:54 PM

If you had a choice between getting a VGA to DVI adaptor, a KVM switcher, a VGA switcher, or upgrading(?) to a PC DVI 3D graphics card which would you go for on price vs peformance??

The goal is to run two platforms that are both currently VGA-out, into an LCD with a D-Sub port and a dual DVI-I digital/analog port.

(The PC is currently running on a Siluro T400 VGA card by the way.)


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September 20, 2002 3:05:45 PM

LCDs are very signal sensitive. I tried this with a cheap VGA switcher which caused a lot of screen distortion.

A graphics card with DVI would be definitely better.
September 20, 2002 5:30:37 PM

Agree, If you want the best performance avoid adapters, and switch boxes.

Jim Witkowski
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September 23, 2002 2:23:34 AM

Jesus you weren't wrong about the signal quality, VGA switchers are pants. Two kick arse systems in wobblevision. Glad I didn't go the KVM route, £35 is one thing...

DVI card it is then.