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Old June 12, 2012, 02:34 AM
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Default 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!
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Old June 12, 2012, 05:46 AM
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DVI and HDMI will both do the same thing and give far better picture quality over VGA
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Old June 12, 2012, 05:54 AM
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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.
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Old June 12, 2012, 07:25 AM
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VGA is also video only.

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

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I wasn't aware that DVI could carry an audio signal.
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Old June 12, 2012, 09:06 AM
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I wasn't aware that DVI could carry an audio signal.
most people don't :-P. its a little secret
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Everything others have said so far. DVI/HDMI and your good to go. VGA is a fading away (as are all analog signals).
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Old June 12, 2012, 04:58 PM
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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.
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Old June 12, 2012, 07:26 PM
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Move to proper forums!

For those that say HDMI and DVI give better picture quality. I haven't noticed a difference...
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Old June 12, 2012, 08:19 PM
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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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