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Best PC monitor connection vga or dvi or s video?

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June 08, 2010 12:06AM

The most modern display interface for computers is DVI. It supports a digital video signal and avoids some of the timing issues that can affect VGA signals. VGA is analog rather than digital but supports the same range of resolutions. The quality difference is minimal although the digital route is the one to choose if both are available.

S-video is a signal format designed for domestic video systems. Although it was developed to improve clarity in video, it is limited to standard definition. That means 480 lines or 576 lines. Most computer displays today are a minimum of 800 lines and generally are more than 1000 line. Because of the big difference between video and computer resolutions, S-video is not a good choice if VGA or DVI are available.