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DVI Monitor or Not?

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4:10 pm on Mar 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have a new Dell Vostro with a 256 ATI Radeon HD 3450 graphic card with a DVI single output(DVI,VGA,HDMI). I want to buy a new monitor that will give me the sharpest images for reading text and secondly graphics. HP 2207 is the sharpest 22" I saw but its not a DVI. Should I pass?

And does anyone have any suggestions for a 22" DVI monitor that won't break the bank.

Thanks

BKaye

2:11 pm on Mar 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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HDMI is newer than DVI and supports audio so if monitor and graphics card both support HDMI you should be ok.

Kaled.

4:00 pm on Mar 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Monitors probably only have hdmi if they have speakers.
6:34 pm on Mar 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Also, I would not sacrifice a DVI for VGA connection for anything. DVI connection will be much clearer/sharper than any monitor using a standard VGA connection.
11:26 am on Mar 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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DVI connection will be much clearer/sharper than any monitor using a standard VGA connection.

I'm a bit suspicious of this claim and I'm finding it hard to find any evidence to back it up!

Of course, if you've just shelled out $$$ to upgrade from VGA to DVI or HDMI then you may be a touch biased.

Can't help thinking of the hifi buffs who claim that (very expensive) "oxygen free copper" cables will make things sound better...

1:36 pm on Mar 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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DVI/HDMI will result in a better picture than VGA - that is certain (unless something is faulty). However, the difference can be marginal.

My neighbour has a two-year-old monitor plugged into a nine-year-old computer and the picture is absolutely perfect - I've looked at it very closely indeed and it is flawless. Also, he's running Windows 2000 so there is no-clear-type fuzziness to make it difficult to judge.

On the other hand, my sister has a new monitor plugged into an oldish computer (VGA) and the picture is no more than ok.

Kaled.

 

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