Display Cables

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lucasc896, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. lucasc896 macrumors member

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    I'm going to buy a 22" display from Hanns G and can't decide between two. One has a HDMI input and the other DVI. I have a high-quality DVI-to-HDMI cable which I use for my TV. Would I notice any difference in quality if I was to use the same quality cable with DVI-to-DVI for the other monitor?

    To sum up ('cos that doesnt make too much sense!), is there a difference between DVI-HDMI or DVI-DVI connections?

    I'm thinking not, but I just wanted to make sure first.

    Cheers
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Well since these are all digital connections there really should not be much of a difference. Also when you say same quality cable I hope you are not getting something like uber expensive Monster cables. Unlike analog signals that degrade. A digital signal maintains itself completely. As long as the transmitting source sends a strong enough signal to pierce any interference the receiving end should get an exact duplicate. This is why broadcasters wanted broadcast flagging to prevent consumers from recording and duplicating perfect duplicates of their High Definition broadcasts.

    I use this brands HDMI cable for my HDTV and there are absolutely no artifacts on HD broadcasts. This HDMI to DVI-D should be fine

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812189056

    As for DVI to DVI this cable should be perfectly fine.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812203035

    Edit: I forgot to ask are you just using this as a computer monitor or are you also using this as the display for HDTV. This monitor is slightly more expensive than a Hanns-G and has both HDMI and DVI. For say computer plus XBOX 360/PS3. It is listed as HDCP compliant but I have not seen in any of the reviews as to whether or not someone actually used it to display HD broadcasts.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014139
     
  3. lucasc896 thread starter macrumors member

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    It's going to be used as a monitor between my MBP and my PC in my dorm at uni. I've got a 'high-quality' belkin cable, but was given it for free, so I guess I wasn't scammed :)

    I'm going for budget, but decided that I'd definitely like atleast a 20", but 22" would be better. I wish I could get one in America and ship it over without tax :(

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Well in that case I think the Hanns-G has both HDMI and VGA. So VGA for the PC and Digital for the Macbook I assume.
     
  5. Bigtree macrumors 6502

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