dvi or vga .. large performance difference?

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  1. flowin macrumors member

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    hi..

    i'm trying to choose a lcd monitor for myself. possibly 19 inch widescreen to hook up to my macbook.

    does dvi make a big difference, or is it just future proof?
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    I think it looks better, and honestly, is it really that much bigger an expense anymore? Seems to me it's pretty standard.
     
  3. TBi macrumors 68030

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    The bigger the screen is the more difference there is between VGA and DVI. Personally i prefer DVI because there is less set up. Also when you get a DVI monitor it comes with a VGA anyway so you can hook up another computer if needed.
     
  4. TheBobcat macrumors 6502

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    DVI future proof? I was pretty sure it was already here.
     
  5. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Any monitor that doesn't have a DVI input is probably not worth having. I can notice the difference between VGA and DVI almost immediately. I had my boss buy new dual-DVI graphics cards for my machine at work because I couldn't stand it when I had one screen hooked up with DVI and one with VGA. Go with DVI, there's no reason not to, and it's better.
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Subjectively, VGA gives a softer image on an LCD panel, the edges of everything are blurrier.
     
  7. flowin thread starter macrumors member

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    ah.. ok..

    its seems the price difference is about 40 pounds.. which is quite a lot.. still thinking about it though.
     
  8. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    What he said.

    It may not just be the analog / digital difference.

    A monitor with just an analog input these days will probably be the cheapest panel possible. By paying a bit more you might be assured of something a bit better.
     
  9. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    I have two 19 LCD side by side. One is driven via VGA and the other by DVI.
    The DVI is crisper. The VGA is softer as said above.
    The real key to selecting a LCD (in my opinion) is wide viewing angle!
     

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