DVI vs VGA at 1680 x 1050?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mrmaroon, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. mrmaroon macrumors member

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    I'm presented with a choice here. I can either throw some cash to the wind, and buy a monitor with DVI (for the macbook hookages)

    However, I could also use the large monitor I currently use for gaming and tv. Unfortunately, it is lacking a DVI port, instead boasting your bog standard VGA affair.

    Now I'd want to be running at 1680 x 1050.


    So!


    First off, it is possible to attain this resolution though VGA, right?

    If so, would the difference in quality between VGA and DVI great enough to splooge a load of money that, frankly, I could do with?


    Cheers in advance...


    MM
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Yes, VGA will work at 1680x1050, but because the signal has to be converted from Digital to Analog back to Digital, it will loose clarity and be a bit fuzzy.

    If it has another digital input, like HDMI, I would use that instead, or try it through VGA and see if it will work for you.

    TEG
     
  3. iShater macrumors 604

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    VGA should be able to handle it as long as your monitor can handle that resolution. The quality of the display is different, I notice a sharper image on DVI vs. VGA.
     

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