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4 out of 5 eggs A PC VGA connection and VGA cable ARE capable of displaying a HD signal in HD on a HD-capable monitor 09/22/2011

This review is from: SAMSUNG B2230N Glossy Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 70000:1

Pros:

Just wanted to comment on some reviews here about whether or not VGA cables are able to carry a HD signal from a PC (with a HD/1080p-capable graphics card) to a HD monitor via a VGA connection and VGA cable.

Don't take my word for it - Google "VGA 1080p quality" and see, for example, the two links at "answers.yahoo.com" titled "Does VGA support HD 1080p?" -and- "stream-recorder.com" titled "Can VGA output 1080p? Does HDMI or DVI give better quality?".

Bottom line: a PC (with a HD-capable graphics card) VGA connection and VGA cable does not stop you from displaying in HD 1080p on this HD-capable monitor. For the limitations of a VGA cable, see below in CONS and the same links referred to above.

Cons:

Yes, it is a con for this monitor that it does not have a DVI and/or HDMI connection in this day-in-age (-1 egg) since it means you give up some flexibility with your system flexibility and up-grade path. However, to completely trash the monitor for that limitation seems a bit over-the-top-extreme.

For the price (of course sub-$100 would be better, no question), and the fact that a PC (with a HD-capable graphics card) VGA connection and VGA cable do not stop you from displaying in HD 1080p on this HD-capable monitor, it's not to bad of a trade off for those who don't need resolutions beyond HD/1080p and would not be able to notice the nuance in the screen image sharpness.

Another con with this monitor would the the fact that it would not be able to display encrypted bluray content via the VGA connection/cable (again, see links above)...and would with a DVI or HDMI connection connected to a PC with a bluray setup.

Other Thoughts:

Kudos to NewEgg for accomodating NewEgg customer/user reviews. I've found most of them very beneficial and informative over the years.

Maybe NewEgg should also consider offering educational content / links to educational content so that customers/users (particularly newbies and novices) who want to better understand, for example, the difference between PC graphics card capabilities, PC VGA connections/VGA cables and VGA resolution of monitors/projector displays; as well as their compatibilities, constraints and limitations for customer current configurations and future upgrade configuration potential to take advantage of ever-improving tech. NewEgg - you could go a long way toward developing even more loyal customers going a route like this IMO.

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  • Dale P.
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