HDMI to DVI

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by sydh, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. sydh

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    I have an Atec TV that was produced just before HDMI went mainstream, however it does have DVI. My DVD player has HDMI upscaling, not component upscaling, but at present I am using the component to component. Is it possible to connect the HDMI to the DVI and thereby switch on the upscaling. Audio is not a problem as this is taken to a Denon amp.
     
  2. MazsterUk

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    hdmi is based on dvi and as such i believe it will support hi def picture. All it does is change the plugs at either end, one for hdmi and one for dvi.
    However, i am thinking that it stands to logic that should in theory work.

    no doubt someone with more expertise can clarify to make sure for you.

    cheers
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  3. Joe Fernand

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    Hello sydh

    As MazsterUk says HDMI is an 'extension' of the DVI standard so HDMI to DVI can work - though bear in mind the DVI Input wont carry audio and most importantly HDMI has an annoying buddy called HDCP.

    HDCP is an encryption layer and you will need to ensure the DVI Input on the Display is HDCP enabled - lots of PC monitors aren't.

    If your Display is not HDCP compliant then stick to Analogue 'Component' on 3RCA - keep in mind the Display will be Scaling the Input signal anyway.

    Joe
     

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