I’m thinking of buying a TFT (LCD) screen. The model which I
can afford only has analogue inputs, what do I lose out on if I don’t have
I love my LCD monitor. I highly recommend them. Not only are they
clearer than their older CRT counterparts, but in general they use less power
and take up less space.
But what’s the difference between an analog or digital input?
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In a nutshell, the difference is sharpness.
An analog signal will be somewhat less sharp and has the possibility of
some small amount of ghosting depending on the quality of the cable and
connection to your computer.
Because there’s no digital to analog and back to digital conversion – a
digital signal avoids all that. The images will generally be much crisper and
If you’re stuck with only an analog connection, either because your computer
has no digital output or because your monitor has no digital connection, you
may or may not notice. It depends on what you’re doing, the quality of your
video card, cable, and specific monitor.
Either way, it’ll still be much better than a regular glass monitor.