Common Video Inputs for Monitor Connections

- May 14, 2019-

With all the advances in technology today, it is easy for some people to miss the latest news. Have you ever wonder what video inputs are? What are the differences of the variety inputs? How to choose the right video inputs for your monitor?

Most monitors have different video inputs available. So sometimes it can be difficult to make a choice which the best one suits you.

Digital information delivers to a monitor set for audience is video inputs. For example, it is how images and sound show on a monitor or television screen. In additions, a right type of video input is necessary and important because it affects the picture quality directly. This is why computer industries are constantly looking for innovative pieces to build quality for overall experiences.

There are several different types of connections below to help you decide which inputs the best for you.



HDMI short for High Definition Multimedia Interface. It has video and audio signal at the same time, and is most common connections for TV to PC nowadays. It is capable of transferring large amounts of data over one cable without compressed the video and audio. HDMI becomes the connection of choice for most multimedia devices. Moreover, it's easy to use and best of all the cables are inexpensive and easy to find in stores. Therefore, if one is plugging computer into a television then the video input choice should be HDMI.

HDMI cable



DVI stands for "Digital Visual Interface". Digital Visual Interface is one of the most common digital video inputs you will see on computer monitors today. First, DVI was developed by DDWG (the Data Display Working Group). VGA functions to send information digitally from a computer to a digital display, for example, a flat-panel monitor. Second, the video signal over DVI is basically the same as HDMI. Generally DVI does not do audio, but it varies. Third, DVI can stream up to 1920×1200 HD video, or with dual-link DVI connectors it can support up to 2560×1600. Therefore, if one is using a Television, it is better for him or her to choose HDMI. However, since computer monitors do not usually have speakers, this isn't an issue for using DVI on one’s computer monitor.

DVI cable



VGA stands for “Video Graphics Array”, an old-school video input developed by IBM in 1987. It's not very common today, and hard to find on televisions. VGA transmits analog video signals only. Next, VGA provides 640x480 resolution color display screens with 16 colors displayed at a time or 320x200 with 256 colors. However, VGA can output to 1920x1080, but with its analog connection. If one higher the resolution, then the images compressed while the signal converted from analog to digital. VGA provides 640x480 resolution color display screens with 16 colors displayed at a time or 320x200 with 256 colors. The better choice will be HDMI or DVI instead of VGA.

VGA display port


TAICENN Industrial monitor default with 1* VGA and 1* DVI display input. If customer application is using HDMI port, we can also optional support with 1* HDMI to 1* DVI cable, so as to fulfill right display connection.

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