TFT: Do I need DVI or will Analogue do? £50 xtra

  hooley17 18:13 05 Dec 2005

I'm about buy a 19" TFT. Decided on either the Samsung SyncMaster 930BF (£248.99) or the Samsung SyncMaster 913N (£194.80). I've compared the specs and apart from a 4ms quicker response time, the deciding factor is the DVI/Analogue part. The 930BF has a DVI and Analogue connection, but the 913N only has an analogue. Do I really need a DVI option for £50 extra ? To make use of it will I have to buy a DVI graphics card ? I've read this click here but am still confused !

  Diodorus Siculus 18:27 05 Dec 2005

On lower end monitors you won't really notice the difference; I saved my money and bought a 19inch analogue rather than 17inch DVI.

I only use it for general office work and the occasional DVD; my advice is analogue unless your graphics card has a built in DVI output.

  Hamish 18:34 05 Dec 2005

I have both and can not really see the difference. Samsung SyncMaster moniters are very good

  Totally-braindead 18:57 05 Dec 2005

I've been told the difference is slight and that most people will see no difference so personally I'd save the £50. Have a read of this click here

  HXP 23:26 05 Dec 2005

I brought a SHARP with both DV & analogue inputs and I think (although it's subjective) the DV is better.

I use it for playing on lines games - 'work' mainly excel sheets and have had no probs.

I swapped it back to Analogue before replying and maybe it is just what I am used but prefer DVI - text seems better but I have hard evidence to back that up.

Is it worth the extra £50 ..... nah - even on analogue it's loads better that a CRT.


  HXP 23:27 05 Dec 2005

Sorry that should be NO hard evidence ... oops

  007al 00:08 06 Dec 2005

i just bought one of these click here
sharp as a pin

  mole44 08:08 06 Dec 2005

i have a samsung930br running on dvi signal.bite the bullit and get one you`ll be amazed how good it is.chech watford electronics site for reviews.i dithered for months about going for a tft got this on on recomdation of a friend,19" of pure heaven

  johndrew 11:44 06 Dec 2005

I went down the same road and having compared analogue with DVI in the shop saved my money.

  Diodorus Siculus 13:10 06 Dec 2005

Well, what's the decision going to be? ;-)

  IClaudio 18:38 06 Dec 2005

click here

17" at £139 or 19" at £199. 8m/s response and DVI out. Frankly, I can't tell the difference between DVI and analogue, though if you're a graphic artist it may be important.

But I have the Aldi 19" and it's superb!

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