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DVI-D or HDMI for color accuracy

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Color quality is the same

but overall DVI is better

DVI has better colors at 120hz 1080p and 60hz 4k

I'm thinking of getting a new monitor with an IPS display so that I can get better color accuracy than my current TN monitors are capable of.

 

The monitor I'm getting is a fairly cheap one. Nothing professional.

 

It has HDMI (unsure of what version) and DVI-D dual link (and vga but I'm assuming it's not better than either of the other two).

 

Would there be any notable difference in what connector I choose? I do not intend to game on it or anything so the aspects of refresh rates etc is not important to me. This would be purely to get better color in movies or when photoshopping etc (which I mostly do for fun, nothing serious).

 

Does HDMI carry better "color quality" or is DVI better with this? Basically, if I would benefit in choosing one over the other is what I'm trying to find out.

 

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Color quality is the same

but overall DVI is better

DVI has better colors at 120hz 1080p and 60hz 4k

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Won't they be the same?

 

Please someone correct me if i'm wrong.

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Color quality is the same

but overall DVI is better

Ok, why's DVI better overall?

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Ok, why's DVI better overall?

It can handle higher refresh rates and resolutions

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It can handle higher refresh rates and resolutions

Oh, ok.

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Ok, why's DVI better overall?

because HDMI should die, and what he said...

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HDMI and DVI both transmit digital signals, and will look identical. HDMI can also carry audio over the same cable. Plus, it does not screw in. 

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It can handle higher refresh rates and resolutions

Depends on the version of HDMI ;)

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It can handle higher refresh rates and resolutions

Please do not spread false information. This is not true. HDMI can handle higher refresh rates, and resolutions than DVI. 

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Please do not spread false information. This is not true. HDMI can handle higher refresh rates, and resolutions than DVI. 

DVI can handle 120hz 1080 4k 60hz

HDMI cant it can only do 60hz and 30hz

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DVI can handle 120hz 1080 4k 60hz

HDMI cant

HDMI 2.0 can

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You're contradicting yourself. HDMI 2.0 is HDMI. So is HDMI 1.4, what most graphics cards had before. "HDMI" can refer to any version.

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