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Thread: Crt to LCD connector question

  1. #1
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    Default Crt to LCD connector question

    i'm looking to buy a new card. I see that most of them come with a CRT to LCD connection. My question is.. how reliable are these things? If they are good.. i may get one of the dual lcd plugged cards.

    Last edited by paleghost; 12-03-2004 at 03:00 PM.

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    Default Re: Crt to LCD connector question

    I've been using them for a few years now and I've not had a prob with any of them.

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    Default Re: Crt to LCD connector question

    Just be sure to get the proper ones...
    There are two or more types of DVI conectors... The ones I know of are DVI-I and DVI-D... Now that I think about it DVI-I incorperates both designs if I remember correctly.

    What would DVI-D be used for? Would it be some sort of special monitor for graphics editing or somting of the sort? Or is it just an older standard?
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    Default Re: Crt to LCD connector question

    From PC

    There three types of DVI connections:

    1. DVI-D (Digital)
    2. DVI-A (Analog)
    3. DVI-I (Integrated Digital/Analog)

    DVI-D - True Digital Video
    DVI-D format is used for direct digital connections between source video (namely, video cards) and digital LCD (or rare CRD) monitors. This provides a faster, higher-quality image than with analog, due to the nature of the digital format. All video cards initially produce a digital video signal, which is converted into analog at the VGA output. The analog signal travels to the monitor and is re-converted back into a digital signal. DVI-D eliminates the analog conversion process and improves the connection between source and display.

    DVI-A - High-Res Analog
    DVI-A format is used to carry a DVI signal to an analog display, such as a CRD monitor or and HDTV. Although some signal quality is lost from the digital to analog conversion, it still transmits a higher quality picture than standard VGA.

    DVI-I - The Best of Both Worlds
    DVI-I format is an integrated cable which is capable of transmitting either a digital-to-digital signal or an analog-to-analog signal, but it will not work transmitting a digital-to-analog or analog-to-digital signal.

    Like any other format, DVI digital and analog formats are non-interchangeable. This means that a DVI-D cable will not
    work on an analog system, nor a DVI-A on a digital system. Make sure that you know what format each part of your
    equipment is before you purchase any DVI cables. Only equipment with a DVI port labeled 'DVI-I' will accept both a DVI-D and DVI-A source signal.

    NOTE: Many manufacturers will use DVI ports with all available pin holes open. This does not mean that the port is DVI-I. It is a precautionary measure to prevent pins breaking off if the wrong type of cable is inserted. Verify the DVI format of the port from the label, manual, or manufacturer.
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