A 5-wire standard interface, originally for computer monitors, now common for HDTV monitors. Usually the 5 wires are in one cable. The connector can be either a 15-pin connector or five BNC connectors. The signals are usually red, green, blue, horizontal sync, and vertical sync. But Y, Pr, and Pb can replace the colors.
IBM's third (1987) and current mainstream graphics standard, capable of 640-by-480-pixel resolution at 16 colors or gray shades. SuperVGA (800 by 600) resolution is important on desktop PCs. A handful of laptops support SuperVGA when connected to an external monitor; they use regular VGA when driving the built-in display. Some laptop vendors use "text mode" VGA, which means the monitor displays only 400 pixels, not 480, vertically, and uses double-scan CGA (640 by 400) for graphics.
As the convergence of PC and TV marches on, TVs with VGA/SVGA inputs will be better prepared than those without. These inputs can accept a signal from a PC and display a picture just as a computer monitor would.
A video standard which allows for 256 colors at 640x480 resolution. VGA cards are also known as 8-bit color cards, because two to the eighth power equals 256. Super VGA (SVGA) offers more colors and up to 1024x768 resolution.
(Variable Graphics Array): The port on a computer where the monitor is connected. VGAs use analog signals to display digital information. This enables a monitor to display subtle differences in color. VGA is the industry standard used in desktop monitors and LCD screens. VGA enables monitors to display resolutions up to 640x480 with up to 16 colors at a time and 320x200 resolution with 256 colors.
VGA stands for Video Graphics Adapter. It was developed by IBM in 1987 to replace the inadequate EGA made by IBM a few years before. VGA is a video mode that supports up to 250 colors, a bare minimum for sold computers today in the field of graphics.
VGA is used to define a specific display resolution. Resolution is defined by the number of individual dots that a display uses to create an image. These dots are called pixels. A VGA display has 640 horizontal pixels and 480 vertical pixels giving a total display resolution of 307,200 individual pixels that are used to compose the image delivered by a projector.
This means Video Graphic Array. This is the current top of the line graphic system. It offers you stunning colour graphics, great resolution and crisp text. SVGA or Super VGA expands the abilities of the VGA
Video Graphic Array. An IBM PC display standard with 640x480 pixels. Introduced with the original PS/2, it has largely been superseded by higher resolution screens, usually referred to as Super VGA and X[V]GA, typically with 800x600 or 1024x768 pixels. With larger monitors, sizes of 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 are becoming more common. Objects of fixed pixel size, designed for VGA screens, look very small and may be hard to read when displayed on higher resolution monitors.
Video Graphics Adapter. A video adapter introduced in 1987. The VGA duplicates all video modes of the EGA (Enhanced Graphics Adapter) and provides several additional modes. VRC Vertical redundancy check. An error-checking method that adds a check or parity bit to each character in a message so the number of 1 bits, including the parity bit, in each character is odd (odd parity) or even (even parity).
often means a format of 640 pixels across by 480 rows high. It originally meant a Video Graphics Adapter board found on early personal computers, whose output was an analog RGB signal on a 15 pin connector, to drive a computer's monitor in a 640x480 format.
Video Graphic Array. 640x480 pixel count means there are 640 horizontal pixels and 480 vertical pixels that define the image on screen. This older specification generally means that text will appear more "jaggy" and bitmap images like photos less uniform.
Video Graphics Adapter. A PC industry standard, first introduced by IBM in 1987, for colour video displays. The minimum dot (pixel) display is 640 by 480 by 16 colours. Then "Super VGA" was introduced at 800 x 600 x 16, then 256 colors. VGA can extend to 1024 by 768 by 256 colours. Replaces EGA, an earlier standard and the even older CGA. Newer standard displays can range up to 1600 by 1280.
Term for video cards used in personal computers and there outputs. Includes standards for display mode of a computer display, in particular the maximum number of colors and the maximum image resolution (in pixel s horizontally by pixels vertically
This is the 15-Pin D-Sub that is standard to most computer monitors circa 2004. Starting in about 2003 and onwards computer monitors started to use different types of DVI connectors, usually DVI-D, for higher bandwidth and more accurate colors. A VGA/SVGA input can be found on many consumer electronics devices.