StratMangler, again, with a good VGA connection the text definitely shouldn't look blurry. I run 1280 x 1024 and via VGA the text is razor sharp. You can get right up against the screen if you want literally with your nose touching, and you can see that there is zero pixel bleed over with black text on a white background. The perception that VGA output is automatically crap compared to DVI is just wrong. If you have a horrible DAC on your card, then yes, the VGA will likewise be garbage. But with a decent card, fuzziness should not be an issue.
As for the second point, that's what I'm trying to tell you, is that compressing a WAV file 10:1 into an MP3 is NOT analogous to what a video card's DAC does to output the digital signal as VGA. In addition, when you rip an audio CD initially into WAV, there is no "conversion to WAV" going on, it's the pure data. That's why the WAV files take up 700MBs. I'm not trying to be mean about this, just pointing out that it isn't a proper analogy. I can't really think of one myself... but that's not it.