Making sense of display connectors
Subject: Displays | February 19, 2007 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The days of the 15 pin VGA connector are numbered. DVI is the choice of many users of LCD screens, HDMI is becoming less rare and UDI and DisplayPort are getting ready to make an appearance. If you don't want to end up buying the perfect monitor, and have it be incompatible with your perfect video card, give this article at ExtremeTech a thorough read.
"The analog VGA was the standard for such a long time, some of us just got used to it. Today, I don't remember the last time I
got a performance-grade graphics card with a VGA port on the back of it; I have a small cadre of DVI-to-VGA adapters that I use
to plug in my monitors.
DVI as a standard features a number of sub-standards, some analog, some digital. Now DVI is already seeing the writing on the
wall due to its limited bandwidth, just as the world grows accustomed to it. HDMI is crossing from the TV set to the computer,
UDI is creeping into the market, and DisplayPort is riding over the horizon and hoping to take over the world. "
Here are some more Display articles from around the web:
- PixelClean LCD Screen
Cleaner Review @ Virtual-Hideout
- ASUS set to launch 2000:1 contrast LCD
screen @ The Inquirer
- ForeSight Systems Pertelian
X2040 @ techPowerUp
- Viewsonic VX2245wm 22" LCD Display with Apple iPod Dock
- Pioneer Elite 60 inch PureVision Plasma HDTV
PRO-1540HD @ I4U
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