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VGA vs. DVI vs. HDMI

Is there any difference in quality when hooking it up to a computer? I've always used VGA (although I have DVI on my computer but no HDMI) but I bought a new monitor that has all three inputs and I was curious if there is any advantage to using DVI over VGA (or HDMI for that matter).




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Dvi is digital. Dont think you can get high def over vga.

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So since I have DVI out of my computer that will get me the best picture right?




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Yes. Hdmi if you have speakers on your monitor that you use.

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vga is just about hd quality the resolution is just under 720p and i have my computer hooked up with the hdmi and it looks better than it did on the vga but nut by much my tv only goes to 720p...

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Honestly they are all similar. For HD it's either DVI or HDMI. With DVI you sometimes run into issues with not being able to put 1080P though the cable. You can always get 720p, and 1080i, but 1080p usually causes issues. However, on that same note, I use a 50ft DVI>HDMI cable with a DVI>HDMI converter on one end and it works fine (but that's probably because the cabling is built to HDMI specs). See if you can figure out what the hell I just said.
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DVI or HDMI for the best resolution. DVI will only handle video while HDMI does video and sound.

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So for video gaming, web surfing, and what not I won't see any advantage switching to DVI right?




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If your hardware will run games at high resolutions, then yes, you might see a difference, otherwise, not likely.





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Honestly they are all similar. For HD it's either DVI or HDMI. With DVI you sometimes run into issues with not being able to put 1080P though the cable. You can always get 720p, and 1080i, but 1080p usually causes issues. However, on that same note, I use a 50ft DVI>HDMI cable with a DVI>HDMI converter on one end and it works fine (but that's probably because the cabling is built to HDMI specs). See if you can figure out what the hell I just said.
Honestly CJ my tv is hooked up via DVI 2 HDMI and it runs perfectly fine on 1080P I have never had that problem. in the other hand, VGA is the one that always fucks up and wont run what you tell it... It will make it into a block.

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Yes. Hdmi if you have speakers on your monitor that you use.
HDMI will carry audio but not necessarily over the PC to the TV

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Honestly CJ my tv is hooked up via DVI 2 HDMI and it runs perfectly fine on 1080P I have never had that problem. in the other hand, VGA is the one that always fucks up and wont run what you tell it... It will make it into a block.



HDMI will carry audio but not necessarily over the PC to the TV
most gcards that come with hdmi have audio pass through to the hdmi,.

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Honestly CJ my tv is hooked up via DVI 2 HDMI and it runs perfectly fine on 1080P I have never had that problem. in the other hand, VGA is the one that always fucks up and wont run what you tell it... It will make it into a block.



HDMI will carry audio but not necessarily over the PC to the TV
Exactly, you just explained what I was doing. You're converting back to HDMI. If you run strictly a DVI cable, I usually run into problems with 1080P.
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