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HDMI vs DVI connection for monitors

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by armly, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. armly

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    Local salespersons have relayed to me that a DVI connection is the exact same as HDMI, aside from the fact that DVI does not carry the sound signal that HDMI does - And I'm entirely unconcerned with the sound feature since I never use monitor speakers, mine are separate. For our purposes, lets assume the monitor is a 1920 by 1080 resolution screen.

    A) Is this actually correct - that DVI and HDMI transmit the same picture quality?

    So if I were to watch a blue ray disk via a DVI cable, from card to monitor, the picture would in fact be the same as when connecting with an HDMI cable?

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    B) If I go with a monitor having VGA/HDMI connector options only, and my card (Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT) is only fitted with DVI -- I'll use a DVI cable with HDMI adaptor.

    With these adaptors, is there loss of signal quality?
     
  2. raybro

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    Both DVI and HDMI transmit the video signal digitally. so your information is correct. The adapter merely allows the connection since the DVI and HDMI ports are not the same physical configuration. Picture quality is not an issue.
     
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  4. replay

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    u can use with any size monitor........ 27" monitor is the sweet spot!
     
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