DVI vs 15 pin for LCD

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  1. spooky

    spooky OT Supporter

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    So is DVI a lot better than 15 pin for LCD moniters? Im considering a particular LCD but it doesnt have DVI.


    NEC MultiSync LCD1760V-BK 17" LCD Monitor for $411.00 :yum:
    17" Diagonal Viewable
    Pixel Pitch : 0.264mm
    Max. Colors : 16million
    Max Resolution : 1280x1024
    Contrast Ratio : 450:1
    Brightness : 260 cd/m2
    Input Terminal : 15-pin mini D-SUB


    Should I get it?
     
  2. JCJiffy

    JCJiffy Bown Cheekuh Bown Bown

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    If your video card has DVI-out, definitely get a LCD that has DVI. If not, you'll be fine with a analog LCD.

    Some people say they can tell a difference between them, some say they can't. :dunno:

    I have a 18" Dell UltraSharp FP1800 connected to my ATI 9700 through DVI, and it looks super sharp.

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    Is DVI only for panels? I'd like to try DVI but I don't like how panels look for high motion video.
     
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    JCJiffy Bown Cheekuh Bown Bown

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    Yes, DVI is only for LCD monitors. The newer monitors these days have faster refresh rates, so full motion video looks fine. The LCDs made for games have a 16ms response time. This eliminates any ghosting.

    The response time on my Dell 18" is 30ms, and videos look fine to me. I play FPS games online without any problems either.
     

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