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    Which cable for new monitor?

    Hello,

    I've just replaced an old monitor with a new 27 inch LED one. It came with a Dsub cable but it can also use a HDMI cable. From what I read, HDMI is necessary for higher resolutions than I will be running, so I don't know if I should buy one of those cables?

    My pc is just for gaming and browsing.

    Also, there's a warning about leaving the screen idle for "too long" because "burn" can happen. How long is too long?


    Thanks
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    I'm currently using an HDMI cable, but either should work fine with LOTRO.

    As for "burn in," I haven't seen it with our LED monitors. I do let mine go to sleep after a time of inactivity (usually set to 30 minutes, I think) and my wife has her go to a screen saver after about the same amount of time of inactivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Issianna View Post
    Hello,

    I've just replaced an old monitor with a new 27 inch LED one. It came with a Dsub cable but it can also use a HDMI cable. From what I read, HDMI is necessary for higher resolutions than I will be running, so I don't know if I should buy one of those cables?

    My pc is just for gaming and browsing.

    Also, there's a warning about leaving the screen idle for "too long" because "burn" can happen. How long is too long?


    Thanks
    Yes cables of all kind can get burn if they stay connected too long. Defective wiring can eventually damage the machine if not replaced on time. If the cable feels hot, that is too long. You need to disconnect it to let it chill & improve the ventilation of the room if it happens. The time in numbers varies according to weather temperature, room ventilation & quantity of data that you are attempting to pass thought that cable. Also cables going hot maybe a sign of bigger issues like that the machine is not making ground properly & that can happen if the monitor wiring is defective or on worst case that the house wiring is defective. If is the second, the monitor will not be the only electric artifact at your house, going hot too fast. If that is the case, i recommend you to get a specialist to check your house ASAP. Bad house wiring are a spell for disaster.

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