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User Info: Anthonyana

Anthonyana
4 years ago#1
Is hdmi the best quality? I seen some that dont have hdmi port but are cheaper price.
there is one with 1080p quality with hdmi port and one without.

User Info: Shub

Shub
4 years ago#2
HDMI is not better quality. You only need to make sure it has HDMI if you want to connect HDMI devices. The more traditional connection for a PC these days is DVI. It carries the same video signal as HDMI so there is no difference in quality.
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User Info: Anthonyana

Anthonyana
4 years ago#3
ok so dvi and hdmi are the same thing then. Well i got a new computer and it has a dvi connection and a hdmi connection for the monitor. I wasnt sure what to use. I wonder if monitors come with a dvi connection cord already.

User Info: Shub

Shub
4 years ago#4
Sometimes they do come with one, sometimes they don't. If you look at the description or "tech specs" it will often list what's in the box.
If in doubt, order one from Amazon or Monoprice.com for a few dollars.
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User Info: ChromaticAngel

ChromaticAngel
4 years ago#5
DVI and HDMI are not the same thing, HDMI carries sound as well as video, DVI carries only video, but the video quality is the same as HDMI.
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User Info: Anthonyana

Anthonyana
4 years ago#6
What size is to big for gaming on a desktop since your sitting close it it? I hate to make the mistake and order one that is way to big. is 23inch to big or do i stay safe and get 19inch inch

User Info: DiehardFFv2

DiehardFFv2
4 years ago#7
That's a personal preference question. I play on a 23 inch monitor atm and it's just fine. However, I've played on a 32 inch from about the same distance and that works fine for me as well.
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User Info: schadow

schadow
4 years ago#8
Personally I'd get the 19" for the higher PPI.
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User Info: Anthonyana

Anthonyana
4 years ago#9
dang 32 inch lol

User Info: ipwnu713

ipwnu713
4 years ago#10
Size depends on preference. My brother plays on a 32in TV from like 2ft away, but I need 5+ feet to play comfortably.
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