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Just a quick question about LCD monitors

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Rado D, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Rado D

    Rado D New Member

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    Ok,I have a question for you dear fellow geeks :)
    It well may sound totally stupid,but I think it will help others too browsing this forums that its not 100% clear for them..
    Im planing tu upgrade my LCD,mostly because there is a big grey mark on it (the producer said that its apparently due to pressure damage) and also I've got a nice new MSI GTX 480 and want to see it doing wonder on higher resolutions :)
    My question is that DO YOU NEED TO HOOK UP A FULL HD MONITOR WITH THE VGA CARD VIA A HDMI CABLE TO HAVE A FULL BENEFIT FROM THE FULL HD MONITOR?(speciffically I mean a full bebefit of picture clarity)
    Now you may say that was really stupid question,but then why you see so many LCDs for instance a 22" LCD with full HD resolution of 1920x1080,but when you check the tech spec. it doesnt have a HDMI conector..??
    Thanks in advance :)
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No. HDMI or DVI will work for whatever resolution the monitor is. VGA will work as well, though the picture quality may not be as good.
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    Rado D New Member

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    Thanks for a quick response :) of course VGA is irrelevant as its quite old and every one is using the DVI.so DVI or HDMI wont make a difference in clarity on HD resolution?the reason I ask because here in england a 22" full HD LCD without a HDMI port stars at about £120,while one with a HDMI port will cost you from about £149 upwards(edit:its actually about £160)..now why would I spend extra £25 - £30 if Im not planning to use the HDMI connection for sound..right?If picture - wise DVI is just as good as HDMI..
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    As long as you feel you will never want to use HDMI with that monitor in the future then I say go for the cheaper one. The only reason you might want to buy the one with the HDMI is for future compatibility... say you wanted to hook up a DVD player to the monitor...

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