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# 70085 18-Oct-2010 18:22
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Currently I have a 10m VGA cable running from my PC to my 55 inch TV.

Would I notice any major improvements in picture quality by running a 10m HDMI cable form PC to TV instead?

Just wondering if it's worth the $50 cost for a new cable or not?


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  # 393314 18-Oct-2010 20:02
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Not unless your not getting 1:1 pixel mapping.


If your video card can't handle 1920x1080 over VGA

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  # 393421 19-Oct-2010 06:32
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You may notice some improvement as the signal is then digital only rather then being converted from digital to analogue and back again.
However do not expect a night and day difference.

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  # 393443 19-Oct-2010 08:04
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Which model TV is it?

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  # 393501 19-Oct-2010 10:04
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I found that with my TV (Pioneer Plasma), a lot of the enhancement options (enhancing motion, dynamic range, colours etc) were not available when using the VGA input.  I guess they figure you're only connecting a PC so don't need all the movie enhancement options, shame they didn't consider people using a HTPC.

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  # 393821 19-Oct-2010 23:17
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Digitising the analogue VGA signal adds lots of overhead so fewer adjustments available (due to limited processing power).

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