Should i buy a VGA cable or a DVI-HDMI cable for my 32V4000 as a 2nd monitor?

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    My graphics card has just 2 DVI slots (and i currently use a DVI-VGA converter to connect to my computer monitor. I'm going to set up 2 screens so i can watch media from my PC onto my TV. What works best?

    I'm about to order
    Plexus 3.5mm Stereo plug To 3.5mm Stereo Plug 3m - Ebuyer
    So i can get sound, now all i need is the video cable so which one? A link would be nice, thanks in advance.
     
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    I use a DVI-HDMI adapter. This is better for me as it allows higher resolutions (my TV won't do 1080p with VGA). Also VGA will not do 1080p24 if that is of any use to you.

    Depending on your graphics card (I use a ATI3650) I'm fairly certain that some companies use DVI-HDMI adapters (not cables though...) that have audio pass through allowing you to dump the separate audio cable. Worth looking onto maybe?

    No links but if you have an ati graphics card just go to their site...

    Good luck :thumbsup:
     
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    I agree, if you can, upgrade to the the HD46XX series which have onboard audio.

    In addition, ATI based cards will display the content in the native black-level format. So you don't experience any black crush. And it's so easy to configure monitors.
     
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    I have a 7900GT. So what exactly is it than i need? I think i've got a couple of DVI-VGA adapters but i just need a cable wouldn't i? Link me to what i should buy, thanks in advance.
     
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    You have two options

    1. Stick with the current card and buy a DVI to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable.

    2. If you aren't satisfied with the image quality or ease of use with nVIDIA, buy the ATI HD4650 and connected it via HDMI and make sure to use the new CCC 9.1 drivers.

    EAH4650/DI/512MD2 - 512MB Asus HD 4650, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 800MHz GDDR2, GPU 600MHz, 320 Cores, D-Sub/ DL DVI/ HDMI - Scan.co.uk


    PS: I believe you're eligible for free delivery with the above order, but you need to complete the following form

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    I didn't say it was bad


    Anyway, those will do just fine
     

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