DVI or Analogue

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dreamworks, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

    Hi guys ..

    Just wandering which is better for a monitor if we are using for games and LCD monitor?

  2. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Placerville, CA
    I would use dvi. I really dont know which is better, but the dvi plug looks cooler :p
  3. vivid_vibe

    vivid_vibe OSNN Senior Addict

    DVI is gonna be better for LCD monitors. It takes better advantage of the sharpness of LCD monitors.

    Agreed :) I'm still a CRT guy myself though.
  4. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    DVI here, too. :)
  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Well I got a nice new LCD (BENQ FP937s) and am forced to use analog because my AIW 9600XT doesnt have DVI.
  6. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

    London, UK
    I have acouple of TFT's (not especially High spec, AOC brand so more budget end to have two head up). Anyway I have run them side by side as a two head with one DVI and one VGA - have to confess I have had trouble determining a difference ;) :squareeye :suprised:

    In any case I do know this is ONLY relevant to flat panel displays, and that it is really just if you really want the best output you can have on a high spec monitor wher eit may be barely distinguishable (to my eyes anyway) - and that you will pay through the nose for one of these "cool" DVI leads! I saw some going in Maplins last week for £45 (like about $80!) ... that was the gold plated ones..... so I bought the £20 one!

    Anyway - it is not a biggie - rather like if you have paid a shed-load of $'s for your huge TFT then spend that bit more and make use of the DVI. Also often you will have option of both inputs being plugged and you can make use of that if you have more than one machine around - to use the one screen for both boxes. For me that is where DVI becomes truly useful. Also in a 2 head (like I said for me) you will need to be using the DVI for one and the VGA for the other, chances are.

    Hope I covered it all - since I seem to be in a position to say.

    How's about some reps? :p
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  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I have a DSUB TFT, its cool tho as it has a nice low refresh rate. I don't think I would notice the difference anyway just yet, tho I do use DVI to my plasma.
  8. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

    Cool .. :)

    Thanks guys.
  9. chris

    chris Free to Fly

    One on both, and as already said you won't notice a difference with the displays.
  10. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

    Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
    Dell's has a ploy to make us all use DVI, Neither my 2001FP or the 1704FPT here at work are particularly nice in analogue mode.

    If you have a TFT use dvi, if you dont have a dvi port buy a new video card :D