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HDMI DVI adapter?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rezelute, Aug 25, 2010.

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  1. rezelute

    rezelute Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have a GTX 260 nvidia graphics card which has two DVI outputs but no HDMI output and a monitor which has HDMI + DVI+ VGA. I am currently using the DVI connection but i was wondering if i used the HDMI monitor cable and bought a HDMI DVI adapter (converter) will that make much difference in terms of the picture/video quality?
     
  2. Tanis

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    Nope, none whatsoever.

    There is very little (if any) video difference between DVI and HDMI, the main difference is that HDMI carries audio as well as video whereas DVI is only video.
     
  3. rezelute

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    Ok great thanks i will just stick to my DVI then :).
     
  4. jack-o-bytes

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    If anything you may even loose some quality as any unnecessary joins in a cable can sometimes disrupt the signal.

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    Very good point, extra joins = more resistance = reduced quality (potentially).
     
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