Connecting Samsung R88 to PC - Best way??

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  1. allazey_uk

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    I have a question.........

    I have a Samsung R88 LCD TV which has 3 HDMI's, a VGA, and a Component input. My PC has VGA and DVI outputs.

    My question is.... which is the best way (highest picture quality) to connect my PC to the TV so I can watch downloaded films?? (AVI's and MPEG's)

    The cabling choices I am aware of are:
    DVI to HDMI
    VGA to VGA
    DVI to Component (does this exist????)

    Please could somebody let me know which route they recommend, and if possible why. OR any other way.

    Thanks
     
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    DVI to HDMI is probably best. DVI is quicker than VGA and im not sure that DVI to component exists. hope this helped
     
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    Thanks, but what do you mean by "quicker"?? And why is this good??
     
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    VGA is supposed to be better to on the R87 as you can get 1:1 mapping through it. The max you can get with HDMI is 1280*720.
    Whether the same applies to the R88 I am unsure.
     
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    Perhaps i should have been more specific. The differences nowadays are negligable but this is from an article i stripped from the net:
    "When connected via an analog connection, an LCD is vulnerable to the same distortions that affect CRT monitors. However, when connected via a digital connection, often labeled DVI (for Digital Visual Interface), no digital-to-analog conversion is required, and there should be no loss or corruption of the signal. As a result, when running at its native resolution, an LCD should give you a cleaner and crisper image than you'd see on a CRT."

    Showing that the DVI uses a digital not analogue signal resulting in no loss of signal/distortion. The difference though may not be that much though but if your a perfectionist or want the best then DVI is probably it.
     
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    I would run a line of cheese strings from the tv to the pc, I find thats the best form of connection.
     
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    :rotfl: I was going to try that but was worried it would invalidate my warranty.
     

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