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best PC input?? VGA vs DVI vs HDMI

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by mda96bjh, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. mda96bjh

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    Hi all

    there seems to be a lot if interest in using VGA ports to hook your PC up to your HD panel....

    However i'm a bit confused as VGA is considered the budget option in the world of dedicated PC monitors, where the DVI input is considered more highly desirable..

    HD complicates matters further with the option of DVI-HDMI cables


    SO....

    Which is better and why?? I wanna do 1:1 pixel mapping, my PC is more than capable of outputting those resolutions

    many thanks
     
  2. Shakey_Jake33

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    DVI/HDMI is the superior connection for any PC graphics card with a DVI output.

    There are a few reasons for wanting a VGA input... PC's with only a VGA, XBox 360 if you prefer VGA to Component... Dreamcast... or using scalers designed for games consoles like the X-RGB2 Plus...

    But I can't see how VGA can reasonably be classed as better. Though I find the visual difference to be minor at best.
     
  3. Evil_Homer

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    I have setup my PC to my LCD TV today simply using a VGA cable and it looks great. I have not seen it with DVI to HDMI but what I have at the moment looks superb!!! :smashin:
     
  4. mda96bjh

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    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    was gonna get the panny 500 for the combination of VGA and HDMI, but it would appear that the set would benefit more from a DVI instead....
     
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    which screens have a DVI port? i know the hitachi does
     
  6. mda96bjh

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    none of the panny ones i've checked so far...

    the philips, LG and sony ranges have them
     
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    LG 32LP1D and LG 32LX2R (and their bigger 37/42 cousins)

    Have the LP1D, works great 1:1 pixel mapped over DVI at 1360x768.
     
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    Hi freekb,

    did you check this resolution with 50 Hz too (DVI)? The LP1R can't display 1360x768@50Hz correctly.


    Thanks, belinea
     
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    I have both DVI and VGA on my viewsonic 19" 912 LCD and to be honest i can't see the difference between the two. Maybe its the size etc.
     
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    the LG Rz32LZ50 has the DVI port but no dedicated VGA port.

    I got an ATI radeon 9550 the other day and that comes with a VGA-DVI converter and it works excellent on the LG, 1360x768 absolutely great! (as well as most other resolutions I threw at it :D )

    Got a DVI-D cable and plugged that in and had problems! :(
    You could see the screen from the PC from bootup until the ATI drivers kicked in just before windows starts then the TV kept going into DPM mode!! :confused:
    After a LOT of messing trying different drivers etc and reading, It looks like its an issue with the ATI drivers as it seems a lot of ppl are having problems connecting the DVI direct to their TV's etc (and everyones waiting for ATI to get thier fingers out and get em sorted)

    To be honest, the VGA connection is still dam good with no ghosting etc visable at all that I noticed (ok I wear glasses but definately not Mr. Magoo lol! hehehe :rotfl: )

    If you have both a VGA port and a DVI port, id go PC using the VGA and keep the DVI for something like a DVD player etc (unfortunately I cant on the LG as see first line)

    Mark
     
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    Most PC video cards won't display 50Hz anyway though, so it's not something you'd ever use. And you can just use 1360x768 @ 60Hz anyway - so there's no need to use 50Hz even if you can :smashin:
     

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