HDMI to DVI and DVI to HDMI the same?

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  1. Anthony Moore

    Anthony Moore Supporting Actor

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    I want to go from my computer which has a dvi-out to my tv which has an hdmi input. Can I get a cable that says hdmi to dvi, even though the signal is traveling dvi to hdmi? Is it the same?

    thanks
     
  2. Randall Wetmore

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    I don't think so, but I could be wrong. The HDMI on the TV probably only supports DVI-D, which is not the same as regular DVI.
     
  3. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Producer

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    ok, smart guy.
    What's the difference?
     
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    I'm not sure.
     
  5. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    There's no difference. You're just changing ends.
     
  6. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Producer

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    hdmi is digital video + digital sound
    dvi-d is digital video
    dvi-a is analog video
    dvi-i is digital video + analog video,

    most video cards are dvi-i, and with the proper cables, either a vga monitor or a dvi-d monitor can be connected. Similarly, an inexpensive adaptor can be used to convert dvi-d/dvi-i to hdmi.
     
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    Darn, I wanted to be the smart guy. Jeremy hit it right on the head though.
     
  8. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Anthony:

    I have an HTPC that has DVI out and a Mits that has HDMI in. I bought a DVI to HDMI cable from Blue Jeans Cable and it works great.

    Parker
     

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