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November 30, 2010 5:29:22 PM

HDMI vs standard cables..........Any differences ?

I am doing some upgrades on my PC and my 22" monitor has no HDMI,but my new vid card will , had me wondering is all ?
Am i missing out if I dont HDMI my new rig






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a c 539 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
November 30, 2010 5:38:31 PM

I recently upgraded to a 1080P monitor and thought I would try an HDMI cable instead of DVI. What I discovered is that when you hook up the HDMI cable, the monitor settings begin to work like an HDTV, rather than a PC monitor. Different TV resolutions became available in the control panel, but the native one didn't fit the screen.

The most annoying thing for me was, my monitor no longer went into Standby mode when I shut the PC off. I had to manually turn the monitor off and on every time, since it was working like a TV. Needless to say, I switched back to DVI so that my monitor resolutions are correct, and my monitor now goes properly into Standby mode when I shut off the PC.

In terms of video quality, there is no difference between HDMI and DVI. The only real benefit of HDMI is that is also carries a sound signal, if you require that for a home theater or if your monitor has built-in speakers.
a c 147 U Graphics card
a c 85 C Monitor
November 30, 2010 5:42:20 PM

By standard cables you mean VGA, DVI? Will a standard car be slower than a BMW? What if your "standard" car is a Masarati?

VGA vs HDMI, HDMI will give you a cleaner picture and enable you to run on higher resolutions with less artifacts/ghosting. DVI and HDMI will be pretty muich the same.
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