I assume you mean digital to analog instead of the other way around? Yes, there will be some quality loss, as analog signals are subject to all kinds of distortion and interference, whereas signals that stay digital will (theoretically) lose nothing over their source. Use the digital compact disc vs. analog cassette tape or vinyl LP as an example. Mind you, analog video can look very good with the right equipment, but it will almost never be as good as a pure digital chain. Unless your needs are specific (like if you were laying out magazines), there might not be a big difference for you. But whichever way you go, get a quality monitor. I'd take a quality analog (VGA) monitor over a crappy digital (DVI) one any day.macbaseball said:Ok I understand that an analog monitor will work, but will there a decrease in response time or quality due to the convertion from annalog to dvi.
The analog (VGA) signal is present in the Mac's DVI connector. There is no further conversion required at output to make it analog. The cable adaptor is merely a wiring adaptor to bring the signal to the pins of a VGA jack.macbaseball said:Ok I understand that an analog monitor will work, but will there a decrease in response time or quality due to the convertion from annalog to dvi.