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What monitor connection do you use?

What monitor connection do you use?

  • VGA

    Votes: 1,405 15.6%
  • DVI

    Votes: 5,055 56.0%
  • HDMI

    Votes: 1,892 21.0%
  • DisplayPort

    Votes: 594 6.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 78 0.9%

  • Total voters
    9,024
  • Poll closed .

INSTG8R

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HDMI to DVI.
 
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Well what did you guys use as a standerd res?
I use 1280x1024 which is the max my monitor can display
btw, it bring my 5th star
 
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I actually use DVI on my primary display, VGA on the second and HDMI going to the HDTV. Over the last few months I've been using the TV much more than my monitors.
 
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I am still stuck with my gtx275 so i have to do it with dvi , i have a cable that is on One end DVI en the HDMI for my main 27" monitor the second 24" is Just connected with DVI
 

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At one point in time I couldn't find a dvi cable, but had an hdmi cable and 2 dvi-hdmi adapters.
It works.

But I do have a question, if your monitor requires a dual-link cable, what happens when you use a single link cable?
 
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lolx...i guess i use all of the above. my graphic card has 2 mini-DP, 1 DVI and 1 HDMI. I use the mini-DP, DVI and HDMI for eyefinity. Then since i service computers for a living, I have a monitor in my pc-fixing area using mostly VGA cos mostly older computers all have VGA ports.

But really, after using Mini-DP, I have to say I Love them! so small but can offer enough bandwidth for 1080p and more!
 

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I am using hdmi on my ASUS and Viewsonic monitors, have no problems.
 
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I use VGA, DVI and HDMI, mostly DVI
 
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I use HDMI and have not had any issue at all with it. I do admit I do not use the sound option in HDMI. Also I have never had a hand shake issue with HDMI and it seems to be pretty darn stable for me.
 
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My monitor has VGA-DVI-HDMI, pretty useful if i want to connect multiple devices and i use the DVI-D for PC,
The TV has a PS3 over HDMI, an XBOX360 over Component (because i'm lacking a long HDMI cable) and an old pc connected with VGA
 
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DVI ( monitor) and HDMI ( TV ) :)
 
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At one point in time I couldn't find a dvi cable, but had an hdmi cable and 2 dvi-hdmi adapters.
It works.

But I do have a question, if your monitor requires a dual-link cable, what happens when you use a single link cable?
You won't get a picture on the screen
 
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DisplayPort - it's easier to add and remove than VGA/DVI and their thumb screws, but not as easy to accidentally pull out of the monitor as HDMI.

Also HDMI cables are a rare resource in my flat, and I need as many as I can find for the TV in the living room...
 
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DVI, with VGA the text look like :banghead:.
 

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I got DVI-I cable from my 1080p monitor purchase, and a HDMI cable from my graphic card.
I know HDMI cable is more expensive so I store it away and currently using the DVI cable :)
 

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I got DVI-I cable from my 1080p monitor purchase, and a HDMI cable from my graphic card.
I know HDMI cable is more expensive so I store it away and currently using the DVI cable :)
HDMI cables are dirt cheap
 

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HDMI 1.4 on all my devices and rig ?
 
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Why can't we choose more than one option?
This! I'm currently using HDMI for my primary monitor and DVI for my secondary.

I wish the industry would hurry up and migrate to DisplayPort (and dump crappy HDMI) so we can get more connectors in less space. E.g. the cards below with 4x DP in a single slot, where normally only 2x DVI would fit:

 

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DVI (for workstation) and VGA (for laptop)
 
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VGA cable, connected to DVI with an adapter.
 
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