Do Digital Monitors have a "Refresh Rate"?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Do Digital Monitors (ADC and DVI) have a "Refresh Rate"?

OK, I have an analog 19" LCD (1280 x1024 @ 75 Hz) monitor. My video card (9800 Pro Retail) has both an RGB 15 pin analog connector and a DVI connector. What is better for my LCD quality: Hook it to the RGB 15 pin, or use a digital DVI to RGB connector? Is there a difference in quality?


  • Reply 1 of 5
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    The digital connector gives you the sharper and better display. This is because all data can stay digital and don't have to be converted from digital to analog or in reverse.
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    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    CRT's have refresh rates and LCD's do not. The kind of cable is not a factor.
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    Originally posted by Ebby

    CRT's have refresh rates and LCD's do not. The kind of cable is not a factor.

    That's funny, 'cause my Displays Control Panel for my LCD says I have a refresh rate of 75 Hz.
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    mcqmcq Posts: 1,543member
    I think the analogous term for "refresh rate" when referring to LCDs is a "pixel response rate". Google for it for more info (I gotta go to class).
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