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Old October 22, 2010, 10:23 AM
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Default DVI or VGA ( analog )

Is there a difference in quality if I use the VGA input instead of the DVI on a 1920 x 1200 monitor

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Old October 22, 2010, 11:01 AM
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I have never noticed a difference hooking up a computer to VGA or DVI connectors on systems at high resolutions for work. I don't know how that holds up to gaming for others however from again personal experience i haven't noticed a difference at all.
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Old October 22, 2010, 11:16 AM
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There actually is no difference when using an LCD/TFT screen.

It mattered on CRT where refresh rates could be increased by using DVI. Considering LCD do not actually have a refresh rate (They only change the pixels that need to be changed not a full pass on the screen)

Anyways, I might be off on some of the details, and someone who knows more can correct me but I'm almost 99% positive there is no difference in using either.

DVI cables look newer though, so go with that if you can lol.
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