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Goodbye VGA, we hardly knew Ye.

by Mod_Man_Extreme Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:04 pm

Well, it looks like VGA has officially gotten a very big nail in it's coffin:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/09/majo ... qus_thread

I wonder how this will affect our ability to play Dreamcast games in VGA on our TV's and computer monitors down the road. After all our current TV's and monitors won't last forever.
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Re: Goodbye VGA, we hardly knew Ye.

by Gnashvar Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:08 pm

IMO retrogamers will always find a solution. There will always be adapters, converters and so on. I hope :(
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Re: Goodbye VGA, we hardly knew Ye.

by fastbilly1 Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:08 pm

Good bye, in five years...
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Re: Goodbye VGA, we hardly knew Ye.

by Mod_Man_Extreme Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:10 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:Good bye, in five years...

Well, yeah. But at least they were kind enough to give notice for once.

Now to get one of those VGA compatible hoverboards before they go off the market.......
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Re: Goodbye VGA, we hardly knew Ye.

by CRTGAMER Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:13 pm

Didn't know about this, but HDMI standard does makes sense. Shame about VGA drop for the older systems. 640x480 compatibility already shaky when LCD HDs took over.
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Re: Goodbye VGA, we hardly knew Ye.

by flamepanther Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:41 pm

I'm sure the MPAA loves this decision. :?
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Re: Goodbye VGA, we hardly knew Ye.

by skyknight Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:04 pm

Concerning the VGA support has been going for over 20 years, that is quite a feat, similar to the BIOS boot-up for every PC.

Yeah, with the latest HDTV's, you will notice the limitation for VGA, heck I am planning to play PS2 and DC games on a smaller TV (<32"), as most games on both don't even have Widescreen display.
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Re: Goodbye VGA, we hardly knew Ye.

by Hobie-wan Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:16 pm

Damn, was hoping this was about the Video Gaming Authority.
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Re: Goodbye VGA, we hardly knew Ye.

by flamepanther Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:28 pm

I suspect it has as much to do with pressure from the movie industry to eliminate analog display technologies as it has to do with the technical reasons cited in the article. Digital has advantages, but so does analog--fewer issues due to firmware incompatibility, etc. I do support for a digital TV/Internet/phone provider, and it's downright disgusting how many random, mysterious, intermittent "my picture keeps freezing" issues go away just by switching the customer to component instead of HDMI.
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Re: Goodbye VGA, we hardly knew Ye.

by samsonlonghair Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:38 pm

We are trading a standardized open format (VGA) for a still-evolving proprietary format (HDMI). I think proprietary formats stink! Long live VGA!
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