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    Digital vs Analog LCD Monitors

    In reviewing the specifications between digital and analog LCD displays, there does not appear to be a lot of difference other than the digital versions of the same monitor (Samsong Analog 172B and the Digital 172T). The DVI input port appears to be the only difference. I did notice that the analog model has 16.7 million color capability and the digital version only has 16.2 million color capability. Can someone enlighten me on the differences?

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    The picture produced from a DVI out (on the video card) to a DVI in (on the monitor) produces a better picture than converting between analog and digital signals which is what happens when you use a VGA port. However, you probably wouldn't notice much difference on high quality monitors.
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    Originally posted by wetling
    The picture produced from a DVI out (on the video card) to a DVI in (on the monitor) produces a better picture than converting between analog and digital signals which is what happens when you use a VGA port. However, you probably wouldn't notice much difference on high quality monitors.
    I would say it would be a higher quality monitor where you would notice the most difference unless the analog circuit was very poor in the cheaper monitor!

    The reason that DVI is better, it bypasses the analog up and down conversion process!

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