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DVI to HDMI

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Psycho Sonny, 4 Aug 2006.

  1. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

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    would it be worth say £10 to buy a DVI to HDMI cable to run my 32inch HD LCD TV which is a Sammy currently running using a VGA cable and a vga to dvi converter to connect to my x1900xt? will the picture quality improve? will the signal quality improve? will it change anything at all? or should i just keep my current setup? if it improves image quality in any way surely it would be worth it since im using such a big widescreen lcd
     
  2. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

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    anyone?
     
  3. LanceCrossfire

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jul 2006

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    Location: altrincham, manchester

    it will improve, using a vga adaptor/input forces the graphics card(which is nativaly digital)to output an analogue signal to your digital screen that has to process it as an analogue signal, during this process you lose abit of quality... such as less vibrant colours...
     
  4. Shakey_Jake33

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jan 2006

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    Depends if the Samsung supports PC inputs over HDMI without overscan.
     
  5. wellibob

    Mobster

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    stick with the d-sub, most hdmi overscan a little, and ive tried it, and there isnt enough diff in picture to justify it. Of course it depends on your outlook really, try it and see.
     
  6. Mud

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    Location: Bristol

    The VGA connection on my LE32R73BDX is far superior to the HDMI. The VGA is completely crisp and runs 1:1 at 1360x768 (with no phase/clock issues), the HDMI is overscanned (and as such, distorted). The HDMI also limits you to HD resolutions; 720p looks bitty and the interlacing of 1080i is very obvious when coming from a PC.
     
  7. Shakey_Jake33

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jan 2006

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    It completely depends on your TV. Quite a lot allow you to use PC over HDMI 1:1.

    But I think in the case of the Samsung, it does overscan. Stick to the VGA.