what is the difference between analog n digital monitors...

and what is the difference between an analog mobile connection and a digital mobile connection ... analog usually know as aims ... and digital know as gsm.

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analog recieves a data stream in the form of a sine wave the primary carrier
wave can be modulated in two ways: frequency and amplitude. there are
many other ways to "add data" to a carrier wave.. heterodyning (the fusing of
signals with less than a 100mhz seperation to form a new signal) can also be
used along with multiplexing to improve data dencity. so think old cable box,
coax, sharp notch filters and the like.
It takes alot to improve data dencity. also, quality is easily degraded by
outside interference, weak signal etc. jaketed cables are heavy (and durable)
even if damaged severely and are barely intact the signal still gets pushed and
interpreted.. good or not. since data dencity is generally lower, frames per
second and refresh rates are too. analog signals are electricly generated
pulses.. this means that no occilating crystal (like a system clock) was used
to generate a specific timing interval on to which all things sync up to.
electrically generated waves at low frequencies are gigantic the physical size
can be so large you cant even recieve it without a giant antenna.. coax IS a
waveguide thats shy it has plastic innards and a braided jacket there is an
upper limit to the size of the wave that can fit in that pipe. so the higher the
frequency the smaller the interval between pulses & the more data that fits in
the pipe.. it is important to keep the pipe the right size.. mismatch size and
interference hitches a ride.. destroying data in any form

digital signals are usually more accurate as to where each "wave starts and
stops".. they are very rigid (as opposed to the afore mentioned sine wave
which looks more like a tilde '~~~~~~~~~~') and are called square waves
(true on and off pulses) these actually degrade just as easy and are
suceptable to all of the same electrical signal processing woes (unless were
talking fiber which means wavicle theory and whatnot..) as thier analog
brethren and can even be pushed down the same pipe as analog. (take cable
for instance.. analog and digital out of the same line.. but digital is crystal
generated and keeps time very well.. whether its a chunk of silicon that made
it or a single occilating chunk of quartz being fed power on a board to
brodcast a timing pulse youll see the difference. imagine that..) because they
just run them at different frequencies. the fact of the matter is is that most
analog signals get converted to digital data and have post processing in the
hardware itself.. most good televisions have this feature now. the biggest
advantage i see for all of this is post/pre processing
capability and data dencity. those things get teeny weenie insize.. 1ghz cpu
speed 400mhz bus speed come on..
better application through higher levels of accuracy. you are also opened
up to using data compression without worrying about signal loss when you
uncompress it again because pulse length is generally the same just the way it
is interpreted changes

the way the data is read from a cd would be digital. laser disk was a digital
attempt. pre processed, accurately interpreted, ready for uncompression or
more processing by a computer or similar device

the way the data is read from a VHS tape would be analog. raw wave form
uninterpreted potentially dirty or containing interference manually re or
demodulated using good ol vaccuum tube and transistor/resistor technology
(still not without the help of a chip or three in the last 25 years)

man that is wordy

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very very in depth and complete. --KT
this was a great help to me ... Sani

wooo Cain you were so nice to me ... you explained each and every aspect of the digital and analog signals ... thanks for giving your time ...


Analog Is Analog And Digital Is Digital And Nothing Its To Worry About Because There Are Still More Than Digitals To Come In Near Future.stay Tuned For Future.


Analog Is Analog And Digital Is Digital And Nothing Its To Worry About Because There Are Still More Than Digitals To Come In Near Future.stay Tuned For Future.

The world always goes round ... so there'll be another analog after the digital :D


sometimes you've got it.. glad to help folks.
i agree. there will be a day when it all comes around.. again.


I think Analog audio sounds MUCH BETTER for the most part.

For example,I watched the movie COMMANDO on DVD a couple months ago,IT WAS TERRIBLE (The audio) .. I prefer my analog VHS copy anyday!!!

I have many Cassette tapes and all,the audio from stuff recorded via ANALOG sounds 10x as good!!

Analog audio is MUCH better :)

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