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VGA (PC) to monitor with VGA and HDMI port

Discussion in 'Monitor' started by Cees, Nov 23, 2021.

  1. Cees

    Cees

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    Hello
    I have a fairly new PC with an HDMI and VGA port.

    A first PC monitor with an HDMI port is connected to the PC HDMI port.


    I would like to connect a second PC monitor, which has both a VGA and HDMI port, to the remaining VGA port of the PC.

    I see two options for myself:

    - Monitor VGA to PC VGA
    - PC VGA, (via VGA/HDMI converter) to Monitor HDMI.

    I don't need audio for the second monitor, Gaming is also not applicable.

    Who wants to help me make a good choice.?

    Regards,
    Cees
     
  2. Tony D

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    Hello and welcome Cees,

    Just connect the 2nd monitor to the PC using the VGA port on the monitor. Connect it to the open VGA port on the computer. No need for converter/adapter. You'll only need a VGA cable.
     
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  3. Seth Anthony

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    I agree with Tony.

    Plus, I don't think you'll get a better image, because either way, the source is still VGA.
     
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  4. Cees

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    One more question Tony, was de the image acceptable ? Thank you both for all responses.
    Regard, Cees
     
  5. Tony D

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    Acceptable is subjective. As Seth alluded to, the quality from the VGA port will be the same as your HDMI.

    What will matter is the size of the monitor and the resolution that your computer is capable of delivering. If you have a large monitor and the computer doesn't have a graphics card capable to handling the native resolution of the monitor, the picture will be less than optimal.
     
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    My previous post might not have been clear.

    What I mean is you can go either VGA to HDMI with an adapter, or VGA to VGA. The source is still VGA with both those connection methods, so the image quality should be the same.
     
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  7. Cees

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    Hi everyone,Thanks for all your responses.I have since purchased the second monitor and connected it via a VGA cable and everything works perfectly. Hardly any loss of screen quality.
    bye,
    Cees
     

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