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hdmi dvi adapter question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by raptor6847, May 25, 2011.

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  1. raptor6847

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    I believe it has to do with the pins around the "blade" pin. Which I think are for the analog video signal.
     
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    ok. I found out that the +5m adapter has 4 pins around the "blade" pin, and my monitory doesnt have that so i wont be getting that one. thanks
     
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    Any particular reason you are using a HDMI cable with this adaptor?

    From what you have said I would assume that your graphics card has HDMI output but your monitor only has DVI, however I would also assume that your graphics card has a DVI output aswell as the HDMI? If that is the case, then I would just use a standard DVI - DVI cable. There is no benefit to using HDMI over DVI just for video (even if there was, you would probably loose that benefit by converting to DVI anyway), infact I would suggest that by using the adaptor there is a chance (albeit quite a remote chance) you could reduce the quality because the extra connection will create additional resistance along the line.
     
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    actually, im using it for my laptop. my laptop has a vga and an hdmi port, while my monitor only has vga and dvi-d ports.
     
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