1080p LCD Mini-Display VGA or DVI

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  1. drinkslurpee macrumors newbie

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    I have a 32 inch samsung LN32A550, I would like to know which adapter will give me better quality, i've read though the forums, and it seems that i am hearing mixed reviews.

    My TV has a VGA port however does not have an DVI, so I would need to purchase a DVI to HDMI adapter.

    Which setup will give me the best quality?
     
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  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    not really

    vga can support 1080p easily

    i cant tell a difference to be honest between vga and dvi on my 1680x1050 monitor
     
  4. Beanlok macrumors regular

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    For whatever reason my 42" vizio has its 3rd hdmi port on the side of the screen my other two are currently occupied by 360 and ps3 so I decided to go with the RGB mini display port adapter its cheaper than getting a VGA adapter and a vga > hdmi cable. The quality is excellent the only problems I've had so far is that every 10 mins or so during video playback my tv will flicker to no signal found and then almost immediately returns to playback a minor inconvenience as I dont use it often or professionally.
     
  5. drinkslurpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    why by a billion, how is it better?
     
  6. drinkslurpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    dang thats what I have been hearing about connecting macbooks to bigger lcd screens
     
  7. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Because VGA is analog and DVI/HDMI are digital:confused:
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    since when is analog horrible again? lol

    yea dvi is better but not by a landslide. i can not tell a difference on my monitors at all. however, larger screens you probably will start to notice it
     
  9. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Mine looks great with either. I don't know that the human eye could tell, at least on my tv.
     
  10. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I can noticed on my 20" LCD. But they are both still usable.:D
     
  11. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    I could notice a difference on a 16" LCD. Trust me, it's noticeable.
     
  12. canucksfan88 macrumors 6502a

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    go with the dvi-hdmi
    its a digital signal. no degradation in quality

    vga is analog
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    well others and myself cant notice it on our displays and yes, ive looked hard at the comparisons (why i tested it in the first place)

    but to each his own i guess lol

    however, to say vga is bad just isnt true by any means
     
  14. drinkslurpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks everyone I'm gunna go with the dvi-hdmi cable
     
  15. patrick1234 macrumors member

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    i want have a info: have i change 1080p or 1080i on my mac, but where can i see it, with a 3rd software maybe?

    my lcd cant give me the info.
     
  16. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    What? usually your LCD tells you. Is it a TV? No info button? There must be...somewhere
     

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