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DVI-I to HDMI

Discussion in 'Technology' started by myname150, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Jan 5, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    myname150

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    What i currently have is pictured, a DVI-A to VGA. I apologize for the crappy picture quality. Lol this Blackberry was definitely a step up above the iphone though.

    I want to switch to a DVI-I to HDMI Connection (oddly enough my monitor has plugs for VGA and HDMI only, but no DVI-I) and i wanted to know if the video signal will be Digital even though im using an adapter? Im not really concerned audio coming out of that HDMI port i already have a good sound card and a nice pair of speakers. I dont want to use the crappy monitor speakers lol.

    I'm thinking yes, but i could be wrong?

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  2. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:06 AM
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    I have used both an HDMI to DVI adapter as well as a HDMI to DVI cable, the cable had the better video quality. You can pick them up at Radio Shack, or most electronic supply stores.
     
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    I used a DVI to HDMI adaptor for a while with little to no difference in video quality.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2011 at 5:21 AM
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    First off, your SVGA adapter will provide the same resolution as the HDMI. Is there a problem you are trying to fix?

    Are you sending the signal to a TV or monitor?

    If monitor, just about any DVI to HDMI adapter/cable will do just fine.
    If TV, before you bother, insure your video card is HDCP compliant. If it is not, it may not work.

    EDIT - Yes DVI to HDMI is digital, an HDMI port can not accept an analog signal.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    Its like a Monitor but a TV? Like it has a VGA port and a HDMI port, thats it.

    Thanks for the links and input. ill probably just get a cable instead of buying an adapter AND cable, its cheaper that way.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    You can give it a shot. I am not sure what you meant, it's like a TV but a monitor. If it is a computer monitor, you will be fine with the DVI to HDMI cable. If it is a TV and your video card is not HDCP compliant, the cable probably will not work properly. Of course, having an extra DVI to HDMI cable around is never a bad thing.

    So, you never said why you wanted to do this? is your SVGA giving you crap?
     
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