GPU output question

By morboz
Dec 10, 2012
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  1. Hi, I have a gtx650ti with VGA, HDMI and two DVI-D outputs
    my monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster S22B300 with VGA and DVI-D inputs

    I plan on connecting my TV through the VGA output of the card
    and I was wondering how should I connect my monitor before I go and buy the appropriate cable

    my best guess would be DVI to DVI (obviously) but is there any benefit from using the HDMI output?

  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    HDMI gives you sound.

    I'd use HDMI for the TV. Unless you don't have a flat-screen TV - in which case I'd question why you're hooking it up to PC.
  3. morboz

    morboz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I dont have a flat-screen TV, does that make it less worthy of being hooked into my PC? :)
    thats just the only way im using my TV (no cables or anything)

    but thats beside the point, im more concerned about my PC monitor being plugged right.
    so from what I understand, if sound is not an issue for me, then there is no reason to use HDMI for my monitor? the DVI gives the same result?
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Yes, DVI is same spec as HDMI for video - in most cases.

    Personally, if your TV isn't flat-panel I'd not use it unless I have to for photo slides etc.
  5. morboz

    morboz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, so its DVI to DVI then, thanks.

    regarding the TV, cant see a reason NOT to use it besides living in the 90's :)
    care to share your thoughts with me?
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    VGA is an analogue format. HDMI/DVI is digital.

    A flat-panel monitor will represent the pixels accurately as described by the PC. VGA and old-school CRT tv's are analogue and so aren't as appropriate for use with today's PC tech.

    Long story short: your tv is probably small and the display will be blurry.

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