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Topic # 83828 21-May-2011 11:48
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At the moment i have a Compaq Q3120an with a basic 20" lcd (Q2009).
We are wanting to upgrade the monitor.  The ones we've looked at have normal VGA connections as well as either HDMI or DVI-D.
The computer is'nt used for gaming, but we would like to watch dvd's etc on it using the PC.
Our grapics/video card does'nt support HDMI or DVI-D.  My question is there a real noticable difference between HDMI and VGA?
If need be im happy to upgrade our video card, but why waste the money if i don't need too!
 
BTW the monitors we're looking at are AOC e2440vh or the AOC e2343fw

Any help appreciated :)

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  Reply # 471887 21-May-2011 12:42
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You should be finewith VGA.
HDMI/DVI-D are digital, but dont offer any big advantages for your sort of use

Ive ran a 24" monitor at 1920x1080 through VGA from my laptop for ages, works a treat for everything - gaming, high def video playback, etc

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  Reply # 471890 21-May-2011 13:08
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First question is whether your current video card can actually drive a 1920x1080 display.

I picked up myself an AOC 2436Vwh this week. You'd be hard pressed to find a better deal than these at present, I got mine wholesale but a quick look at Pricespy shows a heap of retailers around the $250 mark. Just don't visit Harvey Norman or you'll pay $100 more!



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  Reply # 471951 21-May-2011 17:05
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The video card is a nVidia GeForce 6150SE 430. Ive no idea if it can support
1920x1080.

From what i understand it is part of the motherboard?? Don't know weather that is normal
As you have proabably figured out im not all that computer savvy!..lol  

gzt

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  Reply # 472003 21-May-2011 20:37
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It will support that resolution for video playback, so go right ahead. You won't get good performance from many games at full resolution with that card, but you can always run a lower res in game. Try it, get something better later if you need it.

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