Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

New LCD - should I use HDMI or DVI?

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
Share
March 6, 2010 6:29:27 AM

I just picked up this new LCD monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Right now I have it hooked up with DVI. It can also use HDMI. Which is better, will I notice any difference? I know HDMI can deliver audio too, but I will be running a separate 5.1 setup and don't plan on using the monitor speakers. Which connection should I go with? Thanks!

More about : lcd hdmi dvi

March 9, 2010 4:15:31 PM

threesixteen said:
I just picked up this new LCD monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Right now I have it hooked up with DVI. It can also use HDMI. Which is better, will I notice any difference? I know HDMI can deliver audio too, but I will be running a separate 5.1 setup and don't plan on using the monitor speakers. Which connection should I go with? Thanks!


HDMI = DVI + audio. So from a purely visual perspective, you will notice 0 difference between HDMI and DVI.
m
0
l
March 9, 2010 4:55:59 PM

ilves said:
HDMI = DVI + audio. So from a purely visual perspective, you will notice 0 difference between HDMI and DVI.


exactly
m
0
l
Related resources
March 9, 2010 10:11:05 PM

Technically speaking they should both be the same. If inferior components are used however, then one connection could be better than the other. Or they could be just as bad.
m
0
l
March 10, 2010 6:28:56 AM

Thanks for the replies. Sorry if this is a frequent question with an easy answer. I'm more familiar with HDMI than I am with DVI. This is my first monitor with DVI/HDMI capability. :) 
m
0
l
!