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DVI-D Monitor and a DVI-I 9600 Pro card

Discussion in 'ATI' started by casino_boy, Jan 2, 2004.

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    casino_boy Guest

    Ok, i give up, what does this mean? My 18.1" LCD is analog/digital-d
    which supposedly is better because the monitor converts the signal
    rather than the video card but will my monitor work with this card?
    casino_boy, Jan 2, 2004
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    Chip Guest

    Actually, it is better, but not in the way you describe. Its better because
    with a DVI connection, nothing needs to convert anything. The video card
    outputs a digital data stream and the monitor takes in the digital data and
    displays it on its digital array of pixels. i.e. there is no need for
    analogue anything.

    An analogue input on an LCD monitor is really a hang-up from the old days of
    analogue CRT monitorsa and has no place on a digital device like an LCD
    screen. Really monitors with DVI connectors should be *cheaper*, since the
    electronics are actually more simple rather than more complicated. Why they
    are more expensive is a complete mystery and its all very stupid.

    Anyway, will it work? Yes.

    All video cards with dvi output will drive all monitors with dvi input.
    (There was a time with early dvi graphics cards when that wasn't quite true,
    but it is now.)

    For what its worth, the dvi-i connector (I for Integrated) carries both
    digital and analogue signals on separate pins within the connector... so you
    can also connect analogue monitors via an adapter.

    Hope this helps?

    Chip, Jan 2, 2004
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    J.Clarke Guest

    On 2 Jan 2004 00:49:37 -0800
    Works fine. DVI-I has both the digital and the analog signals so that a
    VGA monitor can be connected with a simple adapter, DVI-D doesn't have
    the analog signals but otherwise is the same. A DVI-D cable will plug
    into a DVI-I connector but not the other way around.
    J.Clarke, Jan 2, 2004
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    casino_boy Guest

    Thanx guys, that really helped. Now, if you can do me one more favor
    and figure out a way i can use my smokin' LCD monitor with a dual
    analog AIW 9600 Pro instead?...:)
    casino_boy, Jan 2, 2004
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    Chip Guest

    No probs.

    As to this new question, er.... plug it in? All LCD monitors have analogue
    inputs (as far as I am aware), so all you need is a normal analogue monitor

    Chip, Jan 3, 2004
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