Using External Display: DVI or VGA?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Hi,



I connected my external 19" Acer to my 20" white iMac via mini-DVI to VGA cable and the external display just looks a bit blurry. The iMac is running 1680x1050 and the Acer is set to it's native 1280x1024. I'm wondering if getting a mini-DVI to DVI cable would make the screen any sharper.



I got the VGA cable because I have my Windows PC connected via DVI to the Acer and I only have the VGA plug available.



Will a straight DVI connection make it that much better?

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    aplnubaplnub Posts: 2,584member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by polvadis View Post


    Hi,



    I connected my external 19" Acer to my 20" white iMac via mini-DVI to VGA cable and the external display just looks a bit blurry. The iMac is running 1680x1050 and the Acer is set to it's native 1280x1024. I'm wondering if getting a mini-DVI to DVI cable would make the screen any sharper.



    I got the VGA cable because I have my Windows PC connected via DVI to the Acer and I only have the VGA plug available.



    Will a straight DVI connection make it that much better?



    I would think so based on my past experience with a 19" monitor (not an Acer though). When I went DVI, it was night and day.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    DVI



    VGA is an old, analog technology. DVI is digital and the quality is much better.
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