20.1" Lcd

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  1. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

    fivetoadsloth

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    I ordered a 20 inch windescreen lcd for with my macbook today.
    This one

    and it takes both DVI and VGA. I have a mini DVI to VGA adapter is there any advantage from me buying the DVI cable, as it is not included, and the adapter? Based on what I think i know i dont see any weighing reason to get it. Thanks alot.
     
  2. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    i'm not exactly sure what the pros and cons of each method of connection are (as i'm not a video expert), but i've used a monitor connected to a computer using VGA and a monitor connected to a computer using DVI and the DVI looked much better.
     
  3. iW00t macrumors 68040

    iW00t

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    Somehow DVI produces better images, and brighter colours.

    Has something to do with the fact that it is all digital :rolleyes:
     
  4. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

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    Yeah,
    Basically VGA is analog and DVI is digital. LCD monitors are digital. So there is no "conversion" of signal needed".
    DVI works by controlling individual pixels rather than sending a vague signal that gives you an overall picture.
     

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