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HDMI-DVI adaptor - does it lose the audio signal?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by dancingmatt, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. dancingmatt

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    Hi

    I've been reading about the specs of DVI-HDMI.

    I'm getting a DVI-HDMI cable to connect my PC to my projector and I know that in future if I wanted to use the cable to connect an HDMI source to an HDMI receiver, I can physically connect them with an HDMI-DVI adapter on the source end of the cable. However, am I right in thinking that the DVI interface only carries video, so what happens to the HDMI source's audio? Presumably this doesn't pass through the physically-DVI bit (ie where the adapter meets the DVI-HDMI cable) of the connection? Surely DVI wasn't designed with that in mind?

    At the mo all I need is DVI-HDMI but am interested to know what I can do with the cable in future...

    Ta
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  2. Nic Rhodes

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    DVI is video only. No pass through but audio on HDMI is currently very 'limited' as well!!

    Stick with today and don't worry about tomorrow..
     
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    Hi, a HDMI-DVI cable will transmit only a DVI signal, meaning there will be NO audio. Even if you were to use a HDMI-HDMI cable and then only use an DVI 'adapter' at one end, that would turn the signal to DVI. Any kind of DVI cable, connector or adapter and it will revert to a DVI signal. :mad:
     
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    dancingmatt

    Do it the other way around - purchase an HDMI to HDMI cable PLUS an HDMI to DVI adapter for now and then ditch the adapter when you require HDMI to HDMI.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  5. dancingmatt

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    Thanks all. That's what I thought, just checking my mind!

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