Dvi / Dvi-d ??


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Apr 9, 2005
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Have ordered a new Pioneer plasma, and am looking to buy some cables. Am looking for a DVI (PC end) to HDMI (screen end) cable, and am seeing DVI and DVI-D listed on the same site that I am using for a price guide - in this case Maplins.

What is the diference in DVI and DVI-D?
DVI comes in 3 versions:

DVI-A - analogue connection only
DVI-D - digital connection only
DVI-I - analogue and digital connections

Most graphics cards on PC will output both analogue VGA and digital DVI via the DVI output.

HDMI is digital only, so you can get a DVI-D or DVI-I cable with an HDMI adapter, or a dedicated DVI to HDMI lead that will be DVI-D.


Keep in mind the HDMI Input on the TV's Media Receiver is a Video Input!

Your PC will have to Output a signal in the 480P, 576P, 720P or 1080i format to work with the Media Box - you cant Input standard PC resolutions to the HDMI socket.

There are lots of DVI to HDMI cables on the market - Molex are good and don't cost the earth (up to 3m) and BetterCables are higher spec and less likely to cause any problems (especially so at longer lengths).

See http://www.bettercables.com

Best regards


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