will VGA to 22 inch monitor look good?

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  1. Gazza_DJ

    Gazza_DJ Notebook Consultant

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    As long as your VGA cable is decently shielded it will be fine. However ,if you put both side by side DVI does look crisper.
     
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    is this always true? i'm on a 24" WUXGA connected through VGA and it looks great, although i have nothing to compare it to. i need a DVI to HDMI converter, but they look fairly pricey. are you sure it will make a difference?
     
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    I can tell the difference with my S2409W (1920x1080) between the VGA cable and using a HDMI cable. However, I havent tried using a better VGA cable, and the VGA cable does run next to a lot of power cables etc so there could be some interference.
     
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    I have had a Dell 2007WFP (those pricey S-IPS panels) and a Samsung 19" TFT (TN panel) both with VGA and DVI.

    My eyes couldn't see any differences at all between the quality of DVI and VGA. But i think it's all in the eyes of the beholder.
     
  5. Datamonger

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    You mentioned that you were buying a notebook from Best Buy. Since you are going there, you may want to take a look at the notebook that I have, the Gateway MD2614u. This thing has both HDMI and VGA as well as four USB ports. Just one thing though, it has one of the new 16:9 LCD panels. Some things tend to look a bit too stretched out on this display.
     
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    well, i'm going to go get a Vizio 6' HDMI 1.3b cable tomorrow from walmart.. it's only $19. actually, dell.com has it right now for $14, which seems like an unbelievable deal. 24k gold plated and everything. only crappy thing is my docking station does not have HDMI...
     
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    Just double check it is 1.3b, if it isnt it may not support resolutions much higher than 1280x720.
     
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    According to specifications all HDMI versions starting from 1.0 upwards supports 1080p.
     
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    Yes, but you will find that most cables will say they are HDMI 1.3a or 1.3b compliant or nothing at all, hence why you should make sure it is 1.3b.
     
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