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Marute June 12, 2012 03:34 AM

Difference: VGA, DVI and HDMI?
 
Hi guys. The title pretty much says it all. What is the difference between these? Which is better? What do I need to know? Thanks! :biggrin:

enaberif June 12, 2012 06:46 AM

DVI and HDMI will both do the same thing and give far better picture quality over VGA

Arinoth June 12, 2012 06:54 AM

VGA has/uses an analog signal, whereas DVI and HDMI are digital. The "major" difference between DVI and HDMI, is that HDMI is a licensed trademark, and in order for a device (or cable) to be hdmi compliment (or use the name), they must pay a royalty. DVI is royalty free.

BrainEater June 12, 2012 08:25 AM

VGA is also video only.

HDMI and DVI are capable of carrying a digital audio signal as well.

:thumb:

great_big_abyss June 12, 2012 09:18 AM

I wasn't aware that DVI could carry an audio signal.

enaberif June 12, 2012 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by great_big_abyss (Post 634023)
I wasn't aware that DVI could carry an audio signal.

most people don't :-P. its a little secret

Bond007 June 12, 2012 04:27 PM

Everything others have said so far. DVI/HDMI and your good to go. VGA is a fading away (as are all analog signals).

enaberif June 12, 2012 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Bond007 (Post 634139)
Everything others have said so far. DVI/HDMI and your good to go. VGA is a fading away (as are all analog signals).

I disagree. Analog for audio is still MUCH better and far superior to digital. Why do you think record players are coming back? Analog sound baby.

geokilla June 12, 2012 08:26 PM

Move to proper forums!

For those that say HDMI and DVI give better picture quality. I haven't noticed a difference...

enaberif June 12, 2012 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by geokilla (Post 634211)
Move to proper forums!

For those that say HDMI and DVI give better picture quality. I haven't noticed a difference...

there is a huge difference in color vibrance and clarity when using dvi/hdmi as compared to vga. even my old 5yr old lcd monitor has a huge color difference when using vga compared to the same monitor using dvi


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