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Old 01-25-2008, 05:52 AM   #1  
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My Sony TV doesn't have a DVI input, only VGA but my video card will soon be an ATI Radeon X1650 PRO which has a DVI output.
Which cable would be best to use, DVI or VGA, and put the proper adapters on the end. Or is there much difference between the two?
Right now I have an ATI all in wonder card with VGA output so I'm using a straight VGA cable.
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My Sony TV doesn't have a DVI input, only VGA but my video card will soon be an ATI Radeon X1650 PRO which has a DVI output.
Which cable would be best to use, DVI or VGA, and put the proper adapters on the end. Or is there much difference between the two?
Right now I have an ATI all in wonder card with VGA output so I'm using a straight VGA cable.
Thanks.
DVI - digital
DV-A - analog
VGA - analog

Use the VGA from the video card to the VGA of you TV.
If you have DVI on your TV then DVI to DVI

I recommend just going with the VGA from the PC to VGA in your TV.

Now remember that DVI is only for digital video as VGA is only for analog video. You still need to pipe the audio to the TV from the Computer. But If the computer is not going to be stationary all the time you might want to use the speaker package you have for your PC system. Now if you don't have that and the PC will be stationary then you can get 1/8 male connector for the PC side and to RCA connectors for left and right stereo sound. Some newer desktops ahve SPDF or digital coax or toshilink (optical) outputs that can also be use. But its better to connect those into a full DTS or Dolby Digital Surround System for 5.1 or 7.1 effects.

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Old 01-25-2008, 11:01 AM   #3  
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A lot of video cards with DVI connectors will also output RGBHV (VGA) as well. You need to get a DVI to VGA cable for these.
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Thanks you guys.
I will most likely just keep the VGA cable I am using to the tv and connect a DVI to VGA adapter to the computer end once I get my video card with DVI outputs.
Was hoping I could get digital quality using the VGA cable with a DVI adapter.
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