DVI port vs PC monitor port

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Larry*McP, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Larry*McP

    Larry*McP Auditioning

    Dec 20, 2003
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    My HD-TV (to arrive) has two ports for connection to a PC: one is the regular one used to connect a PC to a PC monitor (I believe it is called D-sub), the other is DVI port. I wonder whether there is a different which port to use (for best picture quality)? I currently do not have a DVI cable, but I have one D-sub cable. Thanks.
  2. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

    Aug 19, 2002
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    The VGA plug computer connection is RGB, so that's the best going in the analog realm that you can get, besides the fact that it's not the best connector in the world.

    What kind of HDTV is it? If it's a digital set, then you can benefit by keeping the video digital the entire way through. If it's CRT, then all using DVI will do is shift the dacs to the TV, as CRT is analog by nature. The former can certainly provide a benefit, the latter you'd have to try and see, probably not much difference.

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