Question about video adapter cables

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jbarley, May 28, 2016.

  1. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    I'm considering a new monitor, my problem is the one I'm leaning towards has HDMI and VGA inputs while my computer has dual DVI outputs.
    Which adapter cable would be the better choice?
    DVI -> HDMI
    or...
    DVI -> VGA

    Thanks for any and all input on this.
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    DVI to HDMI for best quality, because VGA is analog instead of digital.
     
  3. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    DVI and HDMI are signal compatible with the exception of the fact that DVI doesn't carry audio. A passive adapter or a cable terminated with DVI on one end and HDMI on the other end are common.

    Many of the new monitors I've seen with HDMI in come with a DVI-HDMI cable in the box.
     
  4. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    Not a problem as I use an external sound setup anyway.
    Also the monitor in question comes with just a VGA cable.
    I also see small adapters available and quite inexpensive, probably the way to go because like most no doubt, I've collected a mirage of cables over the years.
     

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