want to put 2 19in monitors together to make one big screen

By SIRwILLETT ยท 5 replies
Jun 14, 2006
  1. i have an hp media center pc m7360n with a 19in monitor and i would like to double my pleasure with 2 19in monitors, but i dont have another vga hookup or slot w/e u call it, but i do have a dvi slot, so my question is can i use the dvi or do i need another vga slot and if so what do i do?
    pls help i need this bad 38inches would be bad ace
  2. detrunks

    detrunks TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    Get a DVI to VGA converter, or use the current DVI witha flat screen (not CRT). You card also needs to be able to display 'dual display' (as most of the nVidia cards do).

    SIRwILLETT TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    difference in picture quality?

    yeah im going to put to flat screens together, but will there be any difference in picture quality if im using a dvi on one and vga on the other?
  4. detrunks

    detrunks TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    DVI is digital and VGA is analog. If you already using an LCD display you should have been using the DVI connection in the 1st place! You may notice the VGA connected monitor to have a slighly worse pic (usually distortion/lack of sharp edges).

    SIRwILLETT TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    i would have

    my comp didnt come with one, so heres another question is ther a way i can get another dvi slot? b/c i wil notice the difference in quality and that will aggravate me sumthing serious
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    If your LCD doesn't have DVI then you are using analog, if it does have dvi like detrunks said you should have been using it.

    Likely your card came with a DVI to VGA connector, but if it didn't you should be able to find one cheap.

    As for quality, if you have to use the DVI to VGA connector you are going from digital to analog, so there won't be any quality difference, since you are using analog on both.
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