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Quick reply needed... ref HDMI to DVI

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by MattDJ, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. MattDJ

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    Ive ordered a Panasonic S97... and likely to get a Philips 32pf9986 LCD...

    However, a kind fellow, Jimsan, explained about all the cables and more importantly a HDTV switcher (4 in DVI and 1 out DVI)...

    Heres the question. Panasonic to switcher unit, do i need a "standard HDMI to DVI" lead...? Does sound go thru it?

    and what does DVI-I and DVI-D mean...?

    and can i get a lead, VGA (PC) to DVI?


    Thanks In Advance!
     
  2. MarkE19

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    HDMI as standard carries stereo sound. A few devices are starting to be released with HDMI that can carry full multichannel audio. DVI is video only.

    DVI-I is an anlogue & digital signal via the DVI connection
    DVI-D is a digital connection via the DVI connection
    DVI-A is an anlogue only signal via the DVI connection
    I think the above is corect, but somebody else will either correct or confirm it.

    DVI-I & DVI-A carry a standard VGA analogue signal so yes you can get a DVI to VGA converter/lead.

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    9 minutes - was that quick enough :thumbsup:
     
  4. MattDJ

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    Cheers guys... so what about audio then? If the output is HDMI on the Panasonic... and DVI input is Video only... im confused. Just trying to work out what I need to buy online at the mo.
     
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    Sorry, I will practice my typeing and I'll get it down to 8 minutes by next week :devil:

    Sorry but I'm off down the pub for a :beer: in a minute so can't be bothered to check the audio inputs and outputs available on your equipment. The most likely solution will be a standard stereo pair of phono cables to take sound to the LCD.

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    It wont be down to 8 mins after those pints LOL I think it is 2ch in aswell... same input as component unfortunately...

    Thanks! to all...
     

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