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    Well the "source" button for me is a physical button on the monitor. It's a Samsung Syncmaster 2053BW 20". What monitor do you have? I thought all monitors with multiple inputs had this button. It might be possible that it will show up in menus after you plug in the other source, like you said.
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    Yeah it did, and the quality turned out good too. Surprising, since it's the same exact DVI cable I used last time... Different video card though. So for the first time I have what I've always wanted, a single unified AV setup controlling both my PC and Xbox 360. Thanks!


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    I completely didn't notice that the 660's were out.
    Not very exciting at this point, same story undercutting price with superior performance. Only a matter of time before AMD drops their prices again.
    I'm actually kind of hoping they do, especially if it includes the 7970, might grab one.
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    DVI is simply capable of more bandwidth and better pixel-mapping than VGA. VGA gives the monitor the signal and lets the monitor decide where to display it (hence why you can adjust position for VGA displays a lot of the time). DVI sends the signal with information on exactly what pixel should be displaying what, the monitor just confirms the position and does it.

    Generally DVI is sharper and more vivid than VGA due to these two differences. Certain monitors require DVI to get the required quality and bandwidth through, 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 require Dual DVI-D cables since regular DVI cables can't pup out enough bandwidth.
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    DVI and HDMI are also essentially the same thing, but HDMI also supports audio channels and DRM technology as well as color-spaces apart from RGB. It is not, however, compatible with VGA.

    I always feel like DVI is the forgotten interface. It's like everybody skipped it just for HDMI, and I don't even know why DisplayPort is becoming a thing. The latter is the most useless connector.

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    i use DVI, have for years
    found some old assets of mine from 8 years ago lmao
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    I use one DisplayPort, one DVI, and one HDMI, simultaneously.

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    Well, my monitor can take VGA, two DVI, one HDMI, one Display Port, component, and composite. And has outputs for analogue 5.1.



    Of course, I'm only using DVI-D and HDMI at the moment (PC and Xbox). Single monitor supremacy.

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    I always feel like DVI is the forgotten interface. It's like everybody skipped it just for HDMI
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    There was the gap between 2007 and 2011 where more people used DVI over HDMI. I still use DVI because the cable actually came with my monitor. That and my monitor doesn't support HDMI
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    In 2007-2011 most people were still using VGA, despite VGA having technically been "dead" since 2004. TV's never had DVI input, they jumped straight from VGA to HDMI for PC input.

    I use DVI because I like the fact that it does *not* support DRM, because all of my monitors have come with DVI cables since 2004, and because it screws in.
    Last edited by Warsaw; August 25th, 2012 at 05:18 AM. Reason: Changed "2077" to "2007."

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