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Analog vs. DVI connection for new monitor

by jhopp / December 1, 2008 4:12 AM PST

I just bought a 22" Samsung Monitor and wanted to know if it's worth also buying a DVI card. Approx how much does a DVI card cost, will I see much difference from the current analog connection. I'm running an older Compaq XP desktop.


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Small world.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2008 5:06 AM PST

I just set up a HP 22 inch. It's at 1680x1050@60Hz and connected with VGA. Looks great. So I'm not changing a thing.

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by Phil Crase / December 1, 2008 10:45 PM PST

I have 2 systems both similar, one running VGA one DVI, both Viewsonic monitors. Split a hair, they both look great, save your money unless you are upgrading the system with vid card for gaming.

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by jhopp / December 2, 2008 3:07 AM PST
In reply to: DVI/VGA

Thanks, I appreciate your advice. I haven't had anyone yet recommend an upgrade to DVI.

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dvi to hdmi
by be4ugo2 / December 9, 2008 1:43 PM PST
In reply to: DVI/VGA

have u had any experience with this adaptor. i keep reading about and have seen the wire; people are connecting dvi computor to there hdmi tv sets; how is this working for people; are they really recieving high definition tv via this method, if you have the tunere card or play a dvd connected to your hd tv using this wire adaptor, dvi t hdmi, does it work , high def tv.......

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2008 10:40 PM PST
In reply to: dvi to hdmi

I used a DVD-D to HDMI and all that I had to remember is that the sound is not going over HDMI. Some may call that "a failure."

Does that help?

Did you know about DVD-D and DVI-I and such?

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hdmi and dvi
by be4ugo2 / December 11, 2008 4:34 PM PST
In reply to: Works.

thanks for answering my inquirey. i am not familiar with dvdd or dvii. heres the deal. i have a relatively new laptop, thought it was top of the line, hp dv9017cl, 200gb, dual hard drive with 100gb each, windows xp sp 3, media center addition; which means i am able, with an anolog tv tuner to put my screen on the tv, however, the cable attaches to the tv tuner card and run audio from my spif or whatever to the tv with red and white wires, works just fine. however, my laptop does not have hdmi but does have a dvi and i keep hereing about the converter wire that converts dvi to hdmi. as of now i dont have hdmi in on my tv but i am considering a tv purchase before feb o9, when the big hd tv change takes place. seems like i have also seen and hd digital tv tuner card i could purcase, what do they run? does it have an hdmi connection; audio and video. it really doesnt matter to me if i have to run seperate audio, as long as i can recieve hd; however, the other thought is that, do i have sufficient pixals to actually see hd tv with this 1400x900 widescreen laptop.; it does have nvidia 7600 geforce with 256 discrete video memory, whatever..........what are your thoughts on this philosophy. but no, im not familiar with dvd-d or dvi-i, whats that.........let me know if you know anything about what i have said, regarding the digital hd tuner card and my system or the dvi to hdmi converter, anyway to set this up or am im going to be stuck with anolog, not to mention blu ray..........

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So what kind of DVI does it have?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 12, 2008 12:53 AM PST
In reply to: hdmi and dvi

Look at the specs on your dv9017cl and tell me.
"im not familiar with dvd-d or dvi-i, whats that.."

Please use search engines on such when you need to catch up on the new stuff as it saves me from rewriting it.

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response to dvd-d and dvi-i or d
by be4ugo2 / December 14, 2008 11:34 AM PST

sorry, if i have wasted your time; thought i was responding to someone elses inquirey and need to know that answer myself, as well as the others, sorry, again for sturbing you; however, if anyone knows what these things are and how to to ge hd tv using a laptop with onl dvi and an anolog tv tuner card, please let me know what i need to get to see hd tv on my laptop hp dv9017cl, dual hd, 200gb, media center addition running windows xp sp3, etc.......have some nice holidays and certainly dont wont to agitate anyone, humble pie.....

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