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DVI-D or DVI-A

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DarrenL

Guest
Can anyone tell me what the difference between a DVI-D and -A connection is? (other than the obvious fact that one is digital and the other analogue).

How do I know which I need? I want to connect my pc (from the DVI output on an GeForce 6800GT card) to the HDMI input on my lcd.

Cheers
 

dbeamish

Novice Member
I thought DVI-D was digital and DVI-A was an integrated version of DVI-D and DVI-I (analogue)

I would go with DVI-D.
 

richjthorpe

Novice Member
DVI-D is digital
DVI-A is analogue
DVI-I integrates DVI-D and DVI-A

There is a physical difference in that analogue has 4 extra pins meaning a DVI-I or DVI-A plug cannot be inserted into a DVI-D socket.

The 6800GT probably has DVI-I but get DVI-D anyway.

Richie.
 

Jakus

Active Member
Just to add
If You look at the Plug where the Blade end is, the DVI has 4 little extra pins
which carry the analog signal
 

Jakus

Active Member
Should have said
Those extra pins are around the flat little blade end of the Plug or socket
 

RockySpieler

Novice Member
You can get DVI-I (male) to DVI-D (female) / VGA splitters (female), fairly cheaply on ebay.

They can help on some LCD's which have a DVI-I socket, to save plugging, and unplugging the DVI socket, when you want to swap from VGA to DVI-D or DVI-Video.

They are designed to go on the back of Video Cards which have a DVI-I socket, such as my ATI9800se AIW, instead of a separate DVI and VGA socket.
 
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