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converting a analog computer to digital


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jerry1967

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Is there a way to convert a analog computer to digital? If there is what do I need to buy?
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I assume that you are talking about the video signal. In that case you would need a video card with a DVI out port as well as a monitor that can accept a DVI signal.
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If, however, you are actually talking about an analog computer, then obviously no, you cannot change it into a digital computer.

Where on earth did you get an analog computer anyways?
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My computer is a Dell maybe it is a digital! How can I tell?

Edited by jerry1967, 20 July 2007 - 02:09 PM.

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Haha, of course it is digital! What gave you the idea that it was analog?

This is what an analog computer looks like:

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I bought a new monitor and with it came two cables to connect. One is for digital, how do I know if I should use this one or the other or both? How do I know if I have a digital video card?
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I assume that you are talking about the video signal. In that case you would need a video card with a DVI out port as well as a monitor that can accept a DVI signal. The new monitor accepts DVI signal but I do not know if I have a video card.


Edited by jerry1967, 20 July 2007 - 08:37 PM.

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Well on the back of your PC, are there these white slots?
http://www.ngohq.com...../Dual DVI.JPG


or is there a blue slot like this?
http://news.softpedi...s/large/VGA.jpg
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Well on the back of your PC, are there these white slots?
http://www.ngohq.com...../Dual DVI.JPG


or is there a blue slot like this?
http://news.softpedi...s/large/VGA.jpg


I have both of them white and blue on my computer and my monitor. But how do I know if I have a digital video card in my computer?

Edited by jerry1967, 21 July 2007 - 06:06 AM.

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Edited by jerry1967, 21 July 2007 - 06:07 AM.

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Well all video cards are digital. Its your decision on whether you want to you your VGA (Blue Slot) or your DVI slot (White Slot). I am pretty sure it doesn't make a difference, only difference would be if its a digital or analog signal.
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Actually, DVI results in better picture quality, as the picture is kept digital from the computer to the monitor. With VGA, the signal must first be converted to analog, then sent to the monitor, which can cause loss of picture quality.
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Just go ahead and hook up a cable from the white video connector on the back of your computer to the white connector on your monitor and you will have digital output to your monitor.

PS: I am sure you noticed fewer condescending responses here at GTG than on that other forum!
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Here is what I think I have.----

Monitor--DVI-D(DVI Digital Dual Link)

Computer--DVI-I(DVI Digital and Analog) dual Link

the cable that came with the monitor--DVI-D(DVI-Digal) single link

What do I need to make the right connection?

Edited by jerry1967, 21 July 2007 - 03:40 PM.

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The DVI-D cable will do. A DVI-D cable can go into a DVI slot but it doesn't work the other way around.
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