[mythtv-users] Why do they put VGA on Mother Boards anymore?
myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Feb 28 20:47:49 UTC 2008
On Feb 28, 2008, at 12:42 PM, Chris Ribe wrote:
> Also, I don't think Dell sells anything with only analog out.
> We got new desktop PCs for everyone here at work in December, and we
> went with Dells. The machines are Core 2 Duos with Intel G33
> graphics chipsets, i.e. reasonably powerful and modern systems.
> Along with the computers we ordered Dell 22" LCDs.
> When the computers arrived, I was dumbfounded to discover that they
> only had VGA outputs. I was, frankly, a little bit pissed off.
> The confusion and anger quickly disappeared as soon as I hooked up
> one of the computers to one of the monitors. The picture is
> perfect at 1680x1050. For years I have been heavily biased against
> VGA connections to LCD monitors because I have seen plenty of setups
> where using VGA instead of DVI resulted in a slightly blurry picture.
Most people aren't using the native resolution of the LCD from their
analog VGA port. I've often seen people buy a relatively cheap LCD
display and leave it at 800x600 or 1024x768 since that's what their
CRT was set to. They say, "Yeah, it's kinda blurry but it was cheap."
I flip the resolution to the native res of the LCD and they're blown
away at how good it looks except, "Why is everything so small now?".
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