15 pin video cable

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by lostsoul62, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. lostsoul62

    lostsoul62 Member

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    Does the 15 pin video cable still have value and is it as good as the other video cables, so does it make any difference if I use a 15 pin cable of something else?
     
  2. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    It will still work providing your computer has a VGA port and your monitor has a VGA input. VGA is analogue the norm these days is DVI which sends a digital signal to your monitor but HDMI is fast taking over which can transmit HD quality. Your equipments must be able to connect the various connectors to able to make use of the improvements in speed and quality.
     
  3. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd argue DVI is becoming obsolete. The standard nowadays is DisplayPort on the business/high end side and HDMI on the consumer side.

    If you have better connection options I'd switch off VGA but if it still works then it works.
     
  4. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Use other standards if you can. Most PCs should have at least DVI which is superior to VGA (the one you are describing).
     

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