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Default VGA vs HDMI? - 06-29-2009, 10:18 PM

Mini 10 has HDMI but 10v only has VGA... are they both equal quality when connecting to a 52" hdtv?
Is it possible to connect either to a 22" monitor when needed?
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Default 06-29-2009, 11:00 PM

Technically, not likely. If your big plasma is HDCP compliant (most likely unless you bought it before 2004) then VGA will limit you to 1024x768 (which isn't even 720p) regardless of what your video card is capable of.

HDMI will work with both, presuming your 22" monitor is newer than about 2007 and has an HDMI port on it. Otherwise you should be able to convert your HDMI to a VGA signal with an adapter. There are a few topics in the forums about this procedure.

The real question is if the 1010 with the HDMI port has the capability to actually render at 1080p with it's current video card.


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Default 06-29-2009, 11:55 PM

So I can't use VGA with my monitor? = no 10v?
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Default 06-30-2009, 12:05 AM

I don't understand your question. If your monitor has a VGA input, you can use it with the Mini 10v. If you want to connect the 10v to a TV, you'll need a VGA to composite/S-Video/HDMI (take your pick) adapter. Quality will be better with HDMI.


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Default 06-30-2009, 01:18 AM

1010 = HDMI = Requires HDMI input on device to work correctly to its full potential. May not be capable of driving 1080p resolution. HDMI can be converted to VGA if necessary.

1011 (10v) = VGA = Low resolution on HDCP compliant devices (your big screen TV) but can deliver 1920x1200 to a standard computer monitor. Can not up convert to HDMI.


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Default 06-30-2009, 01:19 AM

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So I can't use VGA with my monitor? = no 10v?
Most monitors use VGA which means you should be able to use the 10v. Most new TV's have HDMI allowing you to use the 1010 If your monitor has DVI instead of VGA, you can grab a DVI to HDMI cable cheap on eBay (that's what I use).

I'm sorry if that was crazy off topic I wasn't too clear on what you were asking. Good luck!


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