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graphics card or onboard?? Don't have a clue!

robbo83

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May 13, 2007
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Hi people,

I am a complete novice as the following question will show. Ive recently bought a Goodmans 27" LCD/ TV. HD Ready GTVL27W23HD and will be using it as a PC monitor at times to watch films etc. I don't know the difference between VGA DVI HDMI and all the other cable codes i see today. Ive been told that if the graphics are onboard my pc then a VGA is required whereas if the graphics are on a card a DVI is used. I haven't got a clue how to check whether the graphics are on a card or not. How do i check? Also is it possible to get a cable to play the films in HD or will the VGA or DVI cable provide this automatically? What cables should i use? Please help!!
 

pvt_jynx

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May 15, 2007
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There are graphic cards with dmi outputs and these days now have the hdmi connections (for hdtv). Most likely, you will need an lcd/tv because the tvs have dmi and vga inputs.