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Dvi output on sound card'

I have a geforcefx agp8x card i got a new 22" wide LCD monitor which has a dvi-d output on it The cable has 2 sets of 9 pins + a flat pin What card do i need to use the dvi connection and will there be much difference vs the d-sub signal cable that i am using now?

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  • Brewster11 Dec 28, 2007

    But nobody is answering his question about if there is much difference in the video by using DVI-D VS. the d-sub signal cable!!



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DVI connections only transfers video (it's not like HDMI). You can continue using your current soundcard to output to the LCD monitor.

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    Damen Wong Dec 27, 2007

    Connect using a DVI cable from the DVI output of your graphics card ot the DVI input of your monitor for the video. Then connect your soundcard to your monitor with another cable (whatever is available).

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    Damen Wong Dec 27, 2007

    Here is how a DVI connector looks like.

    You mentioned that your monitor has a DVI need a graphics card that has a DVI out...

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Dec 28, 2007

    Technically the DVI is better than D-SUB since DVI is a digital signal and D-SUB is an analogue signal. However, the difference between them is seen more on larger screens with higher resolutions. On smaller, lower resolution screens, the difference is very hard to see. It also depends on your personal taste. I know people who don't demand much and see no difference and I know people who demand much and they see a difference when I don't see a difference. I would suggest if possible, go to some shop that has two screens side by side, one with DVI and the other D-SUB abd then youi can see for yourself. I personaly would go for DVI for a 22 inch screen.



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