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Problems with DVI connection to PC

 
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jlb87



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Problems with DVI connection to PC Reply with quote

I've just bought a new LCD monitor (Samsung 226BW) that has two inputs (one VGA, one DVI) with the purpose of hooking up my PC and XBOX 360 simulataneously. I am hooking up the XBOX 360 to the VGA input on the monitor using Microsoft's HD VGA AV Cable and thats working just fine. However, I haven't been able to hook up my PC to the monitor through the DVI port.

My computer is at least 3 or 4 years old (Dell Dimension 3000) and so does not have a DVI out port on it. It only has a VGA port. I have tried connecting my PC to my monitor's DVI input via a VGA - DVI-I adaptor but that doesn't seem to work. Is my PC not compatible with DVI? Is there anyway I can hook up my PC to my monitor through its DVI input?

Thanks for any assistance.

Joe
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't look like the monitor supports a DVI-A input. This is what you get when you use an adapter, it is essentially the same analogue signal you get from the VGA port, but with a DVI plug. According to the Samsung website this monitor only supports DVI-D (Digital).

The only way to get this to work would be to buy a new graphics card with DVI-D or DVI-I (both analogue and digital) out on it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info SoftStag, I didn't know there were different specifications of DVI. Mr. Green
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