Monitor hook up

#1
I have a Samsung Syncmaster P2770HD 27 inch 1080P LCD HDTV/Monitor, I currently have it hookup to a DVI to DVI connection to my video card. Is there really big difference if I hook it up dvi (from Card) to HDMI connection on monitor. I would have purchase a DVI to HDMI cable. This why I am asking the question
 


nmsuk

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#2
Unless you play blu-ray movies on it, I'd leave it as is. Under normal use I can't see a difference between dvi and hdmi.
 


#3
OK Thanks, no I do not have a blue ray player nor do I want one at this point in time. I am saving for second Monitor of this type so it will be used as TV and second Monitor. As this Monitor can be switched between TV and Monitor. It is really a great Monitor I previously had an LG 24 inch Monitor that was also very good it ran at 1920x1280, where native resolution for this monitor is 1920x1080
 


#4
DVI and HDMI are excatly the same except that HDMI carries sound. That's the only difference.
 


kemical

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#5
Aren't those cables really expensive (HDMI)?
 


nmsuk

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#6
No not really, I know electrical stores will try to sell you the expensive ones. In my experience there's no difference in signal quality between the £5 or the £30 ones. My parent's when they got their new tv paid quite alot for their cable. On testing my cheap cable bought from the local market there's no difference.
 


#7
Not if you shop on line
 


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