vga or svga cable?

fizzgog

Active Member
hi guys, im in the market for a 10m vga cable to hook my pc up to my tv. i have come across two types. VGA & SVGA. can someone tell me what the difference is and how do i find out which one i need?
thanx
pete
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
There is no difference in the cables.

VGA and SVGA modes are different:

VGA = 640x480
SVGA = 800x600
 

fizzgog

Active Member
mjn said:
There is no difference in the cables.

VGA and SVGA modes are different:

VGA = 640x480
SVGA = 800x600
hi mjn, thanx for the response.
so what cable am i using now to my monitor which is displaying at 1074 * 768? i had always presumed that it was some sort of vga cable.

secondly what cable will i need to display 1074 * 768 or 1280 * 720 on my TV?
sorry for the newbie questions
pete
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
Your existing cable will be a standard 15-pin DSUB, or DVI cable, depending on VGA card and monitor.

There is no relation between cable type and the resolutions displayed.

To display your PC screen on your TV, you'll need one of the following, depending on your PC and TV:

DVI lead
DVI-HDMI lead
s-video lead
15-pin DSUB lead
Component cable
 

fizzgog

Active Member
mjn said:
Your existing cable will be a standard 15-pin DSUB, or DVI cable, depending on VGA card and monitor.

There is no relation between cable type and the resolutions displayed.

To display your PC screen on your TV, you'll need one of the following, depending on your PC and TV:

DVI lead
DVI-HDMI lead
s-video lead
15-pin DSUB lead
Component cable
thanx again MJN, looks like i need a DVI splitter and a DVI-HDMI lead.
i always thought i was using vga lol talk about living in the past.
cheers
pete
 

fizzgog

Active Member
mjn said:
Your existing cable will be a standard 15-pin DSUB, or DVI cable, depending on VGA card and monitor.

There is no relation between cable type and the resolutions displayed.

To display your PC screen on your TV, you'll need one of the following, depending on your PC and TV:

DVI lead
DVI-HDMI lead
s-video lead
15-pin DSUB lead
Component cable
hi again, ive just checked the cable which goes into the back of my pc and it looks like this:

can you confirm what it is please
cheers
pete
 

fizzgog

Active Member
thanx for the help guys.
i now know what i need to buy.
cheers
pete
 

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