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Connecting a DTI monitor...

by geo99 / April 24, 2013 3:23 PM PDT

My Desktop does not have a DTI plug in the back of the computer. Although I can still use the old VGA cable to the monitor but the quality in nothing like the direct connection.
Question...Would an adaptor make any different to the clarity... with the DVI cable to adapter to computer?
Hoping the samsung monitor can somehow look as good as the direct connection



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by Jimmy Greystone / April 24, 2013 3:28 PM PDT

No. A VGA to DVI adapter would only make things worse, not better. You'll need to buy a separate video card to add DVI support.

However, while in the early days of LCD monitors there was a noticeable difference between VGA and DVI connections, that hasn't really been the case for a very long time. They are essentially indistinguishable now, so the only concern here is whether or not your monitor has a VGA port on it, since not all do. So unless you have one of the first couple generations of LCD monitors, don't bother spending any money on a video card thinking that you'll get a significantly better quality image using DVI.

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No. Then again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 12:31 AM PDT

Some models did support the analog on DVI so with that out of the way I can only guess you didn't want to reveal the make/model of the display for privacy reasons. But in this case it matters. But without that, I have to go with no.

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