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Hi I'm connecting a new Dell U2414M monitor to my wife's cheap work computer with a VGA connector. What I've seen so for are DVI to VGA converters stating in description that the signal is being converted from its digital form to analog.
Although I can connect the VGA output from the computer into the female part of the adapter and then connect the male DVI part of the adapter into the Dell female connector I'm not sure the description holds of you reverse the order. Physically they all connect but does the Analog signal from cheap computer get converted to Digital signal in the passive adapter.
Also what is the difference between a passive adapter as opposed to an active one other than the price being more expensive. Do either options really work or are they wishful thinking?