[mythtv-users] Why do they put VGA on Mother Boards anymore?
memmott at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 16:09:26 UTC 2008
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Richard Bronosky <BrunosJunk at bronosky.com>
> Am I missing something here? It seems to me that any mobo with "DVI"
> is actually DVI-I, meaning that it has both analog and digital. This
> allows the use of a DVI->VGA cable. So, I'm forced to wonder, why are
> hardware manufacturers in the year 2008 throwing away the digital
> signal and only providing access to the post D/A processed outcome?
> You can't [easily] buy a display that is analog only. So, why is it
> so hard to by a mobo that is NOT analog only?
> I'm looking for an Intel G965 chipset mobo for a dedicated [digital
> A/V only] HD frontend system. (based on
> http://arstechnica.com/guides/buyer/guide-200802-green.ars/2 from Ars
> Technica) But I can't find anything that is not VGA only!
> This is crazy!
Same reason you can still get PS/2 ports on motherboards. Same reason most
motherboards have floppy cable attachments. Because a) the majority of
current users still use these legacy devices and b) It's cheaper to leave
them on each rev of motherboard than retool and remove them.
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