Its not about black or white..or pass fail. It is a facility available which integrates to mediums on one cable. Why not use it..? If the device 'can' output HDMI and the receiving port and also dock it...why not.
yeah buying a monitor with an HDMI port is worth when you have d device which can give HDMI input to such monitor..
actually the GPU till nw i have seen all were having DVI output and mini HDMI(in many cases) like the recent one GTS460 HAWK... so dats y DVI works fine in case of monitors.. bt in future each device will try to have HDMI output.. and all the latest LCD,LED LCD TV are giving dis HDMI feature and its quite essential too to display Hign Defination video compatibility and picture quality on TV..
so HDMI is really worth acc. to me..
and u can connect ur speaker using 3.5mm jack.. monitors have dat feature too..
Obviously HDMI will be a better choice. Its easy to plugin and is smaller than the DVI or VGA. It also has the audio support so that will be the plus point as well. If you consider buying a console in near future then HDMi will be another benefit as well.
@nbaztec, yes.. that way it can only get a 2.1 output. If you have to set up a 5.1, then you must have a Coaxial Input/optical input in your sound system.. and should have a Optical out/Coaxial out port in your mother board. That way, you can transmit video signals with HDMI and Dolby Digital AAC from your coaxial or optical medium. It pays off though. You'll get crystal clear sound when compared to analogue audio transmissions like DD 5.1/Prologic IIx
Look for ports like this on back of your computer and audio receiver..