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Can dvi i to vga adapter can change monitor display quality

By Rexinriot
Jan 14, 2016
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  1. I have a flat panel samsung monitor with only one vga port...I am planning to buy a gtx 960 which does have dvi I ,hdmi and all other ports except vga....
    now I know that to connect my monitor to graphics card I need a dvi I to vga port...

    but my question is:
    1. will such connection give digital signal to my monitor ie will my display quality improve...or by connecting the adapter actually again I am getting analogue signals to my monitor..and thus same inferior picture quality (as I know digital signals to monitor means better picture quality..if not wrong)
    In short is there any chance to improve quality in my monitor by connecting dvi I connector to vga of monitor....
    2. Moreover do I require a active adapter or passive for desired result....

    Sry if its a dumb question...but really confused about how to get a gud quality monitor
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    You will still only get an analog signal passed through the adapter so there will be no improvement in picture quality.
     
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  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    No. VGA will only adapt from a DVI port that supports analog signaling, such as DVI-A or DVI-I. DVI-A is strictly analog. DVI-I supports both analog and digital. Where as VGA would not function at all on a DVI-D, which is strictly digital.

    Varying signal strength is a known quality of VGA because of the analog signal. The question you ask seems to suggest question if there is loss of quality from the digital signal. That is not how it works.
     
  4. Rexinriot

    Rexinriot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok I got it...now..by using passive converter or any such devices ...can I convert analog to digital signals for better picture quality..
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    No, analog will stay analog.

    By way of explanation, the DVI to VGA adapter does not convert a digital signal to analog but rather passes through an existing analog signal. Conversely, you cannot "convert" an analog signal to DVI. It will still be analog.
     
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  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    There is no need in converting, you already have digital
     
  7. Rexinriot

    Rexinriot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thnks I understood
     
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

  9. Rexinriot

    Rexinriot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    By doing vga to dvi...is there any chance of better picture quality in monitor?
     
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    I'm afraid not. The digital signal will still be analog quality. But by converting the signal to digital as soon as possible there will be less chance of signal degradation (which by the way is a slim chance with short cables).
     
  11. peron11

    peron11 TS Rookie

    NUTSHELL:
    Dont worry, old monitor/new GPU, adapter works like a charm, no qualiy difference AT ALL.
     
  12. Rikkitic

    Rikkitic TS Rookie

    Not much point in spending the money on a new graphics card if you don't upgrade the monitor. I think you need to do both, or just stay with what you have.
     
  13. Rexinriot

    Rexinriot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I purchased the zotac 960 amp 2gb...hoping to upgrade monitor in future...
     
  14. peron11

    peron11 TS Rookie

    ¿? no.
     

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