Analog or Digital

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Johnny Utah, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Hey tech guys,

    I'm shopping for 19" LCD monitors. It seems the less expensive ones only have an analog connection. I've never used a digital connection. Could you please tell me if there is a big difference or if I would ever need it?

    Thank you,

    Johnny Utah
  2. If you have a quality video card, VGA is excelent. However, digital is *slightly* sharper.

    (I use all VGA)
  3. Adobian


    In my experience, it's quite better, not just slightly sharper.
  4. GS19


    I went from analog to digital, like the digital much better.
    I use a BFG TECH card with 2 DVI outputs that works great on 20 inch screens.
  5. jtmarlin


    digital ONLY - and go with 20's or bigger - u can only display 1280x1024 on most 19's - 19" 1280x1024 = 1.3K pixels vs. 20" 1600x1200 = 1.9K pixels
  6. I have 4 EIZO L795s.....


    lesson over..

    (digital difference is barely noticeable)
  7. So far, two votes for analog and two votes for digital. Thanks for the input.

    Should I be concerned with my monitors becoming outdated or useless by buying the analog ones instead of the digital ones?
  8. maxpi


    I have two analog monitors with one switching between two computers. I have significant picture degradation through the KVM switch and would recommend digital for that reason.
  9. skepticaltrader

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  10. i regret buying analog LCDs. you should always buy digital...
    #10     Jun 6, 2006