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What monitor connection do you use?

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, Jul 25, 2012.

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What monitor connection do you use?

Poll closed Aug 23, 2012.
  1. VGA

    1,405 vote(s)
    15.6%
  2. DVI

    5,055 vote(s)
    56.0%
  3. HDMI

    1,892 vote(s)
    21.0%
  4. DisplayPort

    594 vote(s)
    6.6%
  5. Other

    78 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. jamdox New Member

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    DisplayPort. It's the next-generation interface, has packetized data allowing the port to be used for audio, and now Thunderbolt. It has (from Wikipedia) a 17.28 Gbit/sec throughput, vs Dual-Link DVI's 9.9. And as mentioned above, the connector is well-designed.
     
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    dvi
     
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  3. Mathragh

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    Displayport.
    The only cable that allows my monitor to output 120Hz at 1920x1080.
     
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    I use both DVI & HDMI
     
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    I use DVI mainly, VGA occasionally. I would use DP if I had a supportive monitor. I've only ever had problems with HDMI and I think it's a crappy standard anyway so I stay away from it.
     
  6. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    For the first time ever I have taken the leap. I have now connected using the HDMI Cable. I find it clearer to start, I love the low profile and ease of use this cable really it! I wounder why I never did this before! Notice the low profile connection on the back of the MB. How Sweet is THAT!? :rockout:
     

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    I wish HDMI used locking connectors.
     
  8. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah I noticed this too. Easy to pullout.
     
  9. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i use HDMI daily, and never once had a cable come out on me.


    and by daily, i mean my laptop spends most of its time connected to my HDTV, so i'm removing and reconnecting that plug quite often.
     
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  10. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I tell you what, I will be the judge of this. I have mine hooked up in the RV so the test will begin now. The monitor is connected to the bedroom wall, RV will be going on a cross-country RUN! I plane to hit all the states on an adventure soon! Will see just how well it holds up.
     
  11. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    a simple test would be to gently tug the cable and see what happens. i find it takes more pressure to remove than an un-screwed VGA or DVI cable.

    (mostly because of its odd shape - if the cable is pulled up/down instead of straight out, it has more resistance and wont budge easily)
     
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  12. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Will see.
     

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