I just bought a Samsung SyncMaster S19B420 monitor, resolution 1,400x900.
The DVI cable that came with it is much too short for my needs and I want to buy a longer one.
I need to know if the number of pins on the DVI cable matters. The one that came with the monitor has six rows of pins with two blank rows in the centre. Does it matter if I buy a cable with the eight full rows, or do I need to buy a cable with the six rows just like the one that came with monitor.
I don't know much about cables and would really appreciate if I could get advice on the best possible DVI cable for my monitor. By that, I mean one that gives the best resolution.
I did phone Samsung to ask, but they were useless. Firstly, they couldn't tell me if the number of pins on the cable mattered; and then they told me I should take my monitor to a store and try out a bunch of different cables to see which works best.
Dan, thanks in advance for any help you can give. In the meanwhile I will read about the five different DVI cables you mentioned and see if I can figure out what I might need for my monitor.
What is the difference between VGA and DVI cables? If you can use either between your computer and the monitor, is one better than the other? Does one deliver better or higher performance than the other?