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Old 04-10-2012, 01:01 AM
 
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I'm surprised a new TV doesn't have VGA? That is pretty much standard on most TV's bought today.

Or are they already phasing those out?
My guess is that they're phasing it out. With DisplayPort, VGA is pointless.... OP, does your TV have a DisplayPort?
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:17 PM
 
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My guess is that they're phasing it out. With DisplayPort, VGA is pointless.... OP, does your TV have a DisplayPort?
2 new View Sonic we just got at work came with VGA and DisplayPort only!?
I was not "No DVI? WTF?" Most mainstream mobos still use either VGA or DVI so for a monitor maker to choose Display Port over DVI seemed a bit odd.

Are the new mobos coming out with Display Ports instead of DVI? I haven't shopped around for a while but we are buying newer model Dell OptiPlex and XPS systems and none comes with Display Port.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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2 new View Sonic we just got at work came with VGA and DisplayPort only!?
I was not "No DVI? WTF?" Most mainstream mobos still use either VGA or DVI so for a monitor maker to choose Display Port over DVI seemed a bit odd.

Are the new mobos coming out with Display Ports instead of DVI? I haven't shopped around for a while but we are buying newer model Dell OptiPlex and XPS systems and none comes with Display Port.
A typical consumer desktop PC today with integrated graphics will have a VGA and an HDMI output. HDMI or DP can be converted to DVI with a $4 adapter from Monoprice.

The only DP I've seen recently on PCs were some Dell Precisions with Quadro cards. I believe they had one DVI and 2 DP.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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2 new View Sonic we just got at work came with VGA and DisplayPort only!?
I was not "No DVI? WTF?" Most mainstream mobos still use either VGA or DVI so for a monitor maker to choose Display Port over DVI seemed a bit odd.

Are the new mobos coming out with Display Ports instead of DVI? I haven't shopped around for a while but we are buying newer model Dell OptiPlex and XPS systems and none comes with Display Port.
I've actually seen a Samsung monitor lately that only has HDMI, and a single one at that.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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Wow, so the trend is changing then. I personally prefer, full digital HDMI or DP over single-link DVI connections which most users end up using because that is the cable that gets included. The quality of single-link DVI, especially on 1080p vertical or higher resolutions, is simply horrible compared to a dual-link DVI or HDMI or DP.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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Except for physical compatibility, there's no reason to have anything other than DisplayPort. DisplayPorts are compatible with DVI, HDMI and VGA with cheap converters.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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Except for physical compatibility, there's no reason to have anything other than DisplayPort. DisplayPorts are compatible with DVI, HDMI and VGA with cheap converters.
DisplayPort was meant to complement HDMI, not replace it.
According to VESA anyway.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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DisplayPort was meant to complement HDMI, not replace it.
According to VESA anyway.
Complement it, really? They both handle digital video and sound so, to me, they seemed like they were competing.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:06 PM
 
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DisplayPort was meant to complement HDMI, not replace it.
According to VESA anyway.
It's hard to read into what VESA meant by this. HDMI is not VESA, so it's very possible that VESA was implying it was designing for computers only.

I see very little reason to have 2 or more connector-types for the same functionality. Until Ethernet becomes popular, DisplayPort should be the standard so consumers don't have to keep shuffling cables.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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It's hard to read into what VESA meant by this. HDMI is not VESA, so it's very possible that VESA was implying it was designing for computers only.

I see very little reason to have 2 or more connector-types for the same functionality. Until Ethernet becomes popular, DisplayPort should be the standard so consumers don't have to keep shuffling cables.
Its annoying that these standards keep changing so fast. I'm tired of buying stuff that doesn't work with something because its slightly old. Sure, today DP is an emerging standard. Tomorrow it'll be DP+, then Super DP, all mutually incompatible of course. For all of USB's issues, at least they've got forward and backward compatibility since the mid 90's.
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