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Do you sacrifice image quality if you connect your PC to your monitor via HDMI?

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User Info: kill_distroy

kill_distroy
3 years ago#1
So I'm getting a new monitor from a friend that only has an HDMI and a VGA port. I have a GTX 680, and that doesn't have a VGA port, only DVI and HDMI. Do I sacrifice any quality when I connect them via HDMI, or is it better to get a DVI / VGA cable?
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User Info: Slayn

Slayn
3 years ago#2
no
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kill_distroy
3 years ago#3
Slayn posted...
no


Alright, thanks for the answer. It was something I remember I heard someone say but it looks like I didn't need to worry :)
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MasterDonGero
3 years ago#4
kill_distroy posted...
Slayn posted...
no


Alright, thanks for the answer. It was something I remember I heard someone say but it looks like I didn't need to worry :)


I never understood why people spend a lot on their hardware but don't know how things work.

Digital is digital. Only difference between HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort is audio and bandwidth.
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KillerTruffle
3 years ago#5
DVI and HDMI video signals are identical.
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kill_distroy
3 years ago#6
MasterDonGero posted...
kill_distroy posted...
Slayn posted...
no


Alright, thanks for the answer. It was something I remember I heard someone say but it looks like I didn't need to worry :)


I never understood why people spend a lot on their hardware but don't know how things work.

Digital is digital. Only difference between HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort is audio and bandwidth.


I understand where you're coming from, and I admit that I don't have a lot of knowledge about these things. The PC I use was built with the help of a friend who is an expert of these things. He helped me with both choosing the parts and the assembly itself. I am still trying to learn about all these things gradually.
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DmanTee
3 years ago#7
MasterDonGero posted...
kill_distroy posted...
Slayn posted...
no


Alright, thanks for the answer. It was something I remember I heard someone say but it looks like I didn't need to worry :)


I never understood why people spend a lot on their hardware but don't know how things work.

Digital is digital. Only difference between HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort is audio and bandwidth.


Maybe that is why he's posting this question here. No one knows everything and he's taking the time to get to learn the subject at hand. So instead of lambasting him for being ignorant, maybe you should commend him for taking the initiative to learn new things.
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User Info: Th1rte3n

Th1rte3n
3 years ago#8
The only way to connect to a monitor nowadays and loose quality is from a VGA cable or connecting a cable that has been damaged in some way.
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KillerTruffle
3 years ago#9
DmanTee posted...
Maybe that is why he's posting this question here. No one knows everything and he's taking the time to get to learn the subject at hand. So instead of lambasting him for being ignorant, maybe you should commend him for taking the initiative to learn new things.


That's one of the drawbacks of this board - sometimes people forget that there ARE people here all the time that are new to computers, and act like everyone should have the same level of expertise as themselves. Then there's the always fun "can you seriously not use Google?" Now there ARE times where it would make tons more sense to use Google than to waste their time and ours typing up a question topic, but most of the questions here are legitimate, regardless of responses like his.
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User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
3 years ago#10
No. If you connect it through VGA you would
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