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What video cable to use?

Ok I bought an LG IPS235V monitor. The store tech said the box included cables. so I get home and it has what I think is a D-sub cable. Hmm, I plugged it into the D-sub port on the monitor (which also has DVI-D). On the pc side (AMD Radeon HD 7770) I couldn't see a place for DVI-D so I attached a D-sub to DVI converter. Is this the best solution for the system? I am not to up on my video ports since they have changed a lot lately.
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  1. The Radeon HD 7770 usually comes standard with at least one Dual-link DVI-I and an HDMI and a DisplayPort ports.

    Since the LG IPS235V has both DVI-D and HDMI input ports it is preferable to be using one of those. I would suggest getting an HDMI cable instead of DVI.

    D-SUB is a dead-end standard. It has already been obsoleted from Intel's specifications.
  2. Thanks, I will order an hdmi to hdmi cable. I will look around for one online.
  3. Buy cables from Amazon you can get them for really cheap. Right now I'm using a $5 HDMI to DVI cable, and I also have a DVI cable that I got for $.83 that I use for my second monitor.
  4. I would go with a DVI cable. Its cheaper than HDMI and fits more securely due to the thumb screws.
  5. Here is an online store I shop at for my cables and other things.

    http://www.mycablemart.com/store/cart.php?m=product_list&c=6

    Here is a coupon code HDMI17 that they sent me. This code is good expires Oct.31
  6. DVI-I is considered a legacy interface and support for it is being eliminated by 2015. That means that there's going be no more analog video signal device support.

    Motherboard, graphics card and display panel makers are starting the move to HDMI and DisplayPort only products.

    There's a huge selection of good cables here:

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240
  7. Well we're talking about cables I got a quick question to throw in. Does DP output both analog and digital? In another thread someone stated that they were using just a mini DP to VGA convertor without a signal converter.
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    mace200200 said:
    Well we're talking about cables I got a quick question to throw in. Does DP output both analog and digital? In another thread someone stated that they were using just a mini DP to VGA convertor without a signal converter.

    DisplayPort is a digital display interface based on packetized data transmission.

    To get VGA signals requires an active adapter to convert the protocol and signals to the desired analog output. VGA adapters are powered by the DisplayPort connector.

    Can you provide a link to that thread about not having to use a signal converter?
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  10. Thanks to everyone who posted :-) I just plugged in the hdmi cable that I ordered from Newegg.com. I usually go with Amazon but Newegg has a better deal with free shipping. It was a great buy for 4 bucks. Now I have to learn how to take the HD from from my old PC and use it as a secondary drive.
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