Is it bad that I keep switching dvi-d cables on my monitor (PC/PS3)

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#1 Posted by bobaban (10560 posts) -

I have my PC and PS3 in my room. Don't have an HDTV, so I run my PS3 through my PC monitor. There is only one DVI-input and no HDMI input. So I keep switching back and forth whenever I want to play my PS3 (frequently). Is this bad for the monitor to keep switching? I looked at KMV switches and they are around $100, 1/3 the price of a TV. So it's not worth it.

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#2 Posted by MonsieurX (36672 posts) -
No VGA input neither? But it's not bad.
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#3 Posted by ShadowDeathX (11607 posts) -
The friction of putting in the cable in and out might start put more wear on the port. Other then that, I don't see anything wrong.
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#4 Posted by bobaban (10560 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]No VGA input neither? But it's not bad.

There is VGA, but I watch shows on my PC in 720p.
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#5 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (22042 posts) -

I thought most PC monitors have one VGA and one DVI port if HDMI is absent.

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#6 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (22042 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]No VGA input neither? But it's not bad.bobaban
There is VGA, but I watch shows on my PC in 720p.

The VGA port handles 1080p and 720p (and beyond) just fine.

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#7 Posted by bobaban (10560 posts) -

[QUOTE="bobaban"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"]No VGA input neither? But it's not bad.jun_aka_pekto

There is VGA, but I watch shows on my PC in 720p.

The VGA port handles 1080p and 720p (and beyond) just fine.

I see, I thought there was a difference in quality between analog and digital. I'll have to get my vga cable.
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#8 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -
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[QUOTE="bobaban"] There is VGA, but I watch shows on my PC in 720p.bobaban

The VGA port handles 1080p and 720p (and beyond) just fine.

I see, I thought there was a difference in quality between analog and digital. I'll have to get my vga cable.

There is a difference in quality between analogue and digital. Can't you get a DVI switch? I had an HDMI switch for a TV with only one HDMI port, it wasn't expensive.