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A guide to VGA to DVI cables

There are a lot of cables in the market nowadays, and the cable and adapter market is changing rapidly. There are numerous cables for every single thing, so it is important that you understand the different plugs and ports, and what they are usually found in. Come read about this guide to VGA to DVI cables now.

VGA port

VGA cables are older than DVI cables. DVI options came after the VGA cables, and the current latest cable that is becoming popular is the HDMI cable, but we will get to that later. VGA cables are usually blue in colour, and they transfer video images. This means that VGA will not be used to transfer sound, so you will have to get a separate audio cable if you want to transfer audio. VGA cables are still found on a lot of computer motherboards as well as older generation laptops. However, VGA ports are starting to disappear because they are two levels older than the current one, so expect an older machine if you see a VGA port. If you have a device such as a projector, then you will most likely have a VGA port for the sake of compatibility.

DVI port

DVI ports are probably the most popular cables right now, but they will soon be overtaken by the HDMI cables. HDMI cables are becoming very popular because they have superior video quality and can send audio data as well, so you do not need to buy a a separate cable. DVI cables are usually white, and you will see them almost everywhere. They are almost always found on back of computer monitors and computer motherboards, so you will most likely be safe using a DVI port. As for VGA to DVI ports, there are plenty of ways to obtain this type of cable. You can either buy an actual VGA to DVI port, or you can add an adapter to the end of a VGA to VGA cable or a DVI to DVI cable to make it become a VGA o DVI cable. You can buy these adapters or cables at a local tech store, but you can also go online if you want to save a lot of money.

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