VGA

  sam2004 00:16 05 Apr 2005
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Hi there, thanks for the help earlier everyone...
... I'd just link to confirm that a monitors VGA connection is the older style wire that is being replaced by DVI(?) And DVI is the new Digital monitor connection?

I want to check this so i get the right graphics card off of EBAY because the on-motherboard graphics of one of my computers is playing up!!

Thanks in advance

  DieSse 00:30 05 Apr 2005

Right - VGA is the older style connector - DVI is the newer style. For DVI to work it's needed on the graphics card and the monitor. Normally ony higher spec TFT screens have DVI inputs, though it's becoming more common.

Use of an adapter negates the benefits DVI might have. Opinions are divided on whether DVI is better in practice, as graphics card/monitor manufacturers have become quite good at doing the conversions for VGA.

  sam2004 00:32 05 Apr 2005

You have summed it up in a paragraph where my books have taken pages!

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