hdmi to dvi for lcd computer monitor

By twite
Apr 2, 2007
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  1. I got a 37" lg lcd, and it has a vga output, but its not very good quality. So, if i got a dvi to hdmi cable, would it look any better? the T.vs res is only 1360/768..so do you think its the vga cable that is holding it back, or simply, the t.v. isnt a monitor?

    The main purpose of the T.V, was, to watch t.v., But i thought it would be interesting to be able to play pc games on it..so help would be great.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    A VGA cable can do easily resolutions like 1600x1200. Unless you have a really long cable, then the problem is the VGA input on your TV.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,284   +262

    I've seen that quite often the problem is the DB15 input on the TV - and switching to a DVI -> HDMI cable vastly improves this. That's how I currently have my PC connected to my TV.
  4. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,083

    Great, thanks for the advice. I ordered the cable from newegg yesterday, so i will keep posted on the results.
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