20.1" Lcd

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fivetoadsloth, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    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


    May 31, 2006
    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


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    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

    Jul 27, 2006
    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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