DVI or HDMI ?

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  1. treilley

    treilley New Member

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    What would be the better cable to use for my monitor? It has both ports.
     
  2. Corrupt^

    Corrupt^ Ancient Guru

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    I'd go with (Dual link) DVI unless you want audio too.
     
  3. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Dvi-d
     
  4. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    On my monitor HDMI washes out color. Go with DVI-D.
     

  5. treilley

    treilley New Member

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    Ok thanks. DVI is what I'm using now. Wanted to get a longer cable so didn't know if I should Change it to HDMI
     
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    PhazeDelta1 Ancient Guru

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    LNCPapa Master Guru

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    If HDMI is washing out your colors then you need to change the mode on that input on your display device. It is most likely altering the result to compensate for what it thinks your source is feeding. Many TVs used as monitors have to have this change made. There should be no image difference between HDMI and DVI.
     
  8. Tacoboy

    Tacoboy Master Guru

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    From my best understanding, HDMI & DVI are about 95% the same and you can even connect an HDMI port to a DVI port. (just no audio with DVI).
    But HDMI comes with copy protection features and a lot of people (like media content providers) have to agree on standards for HDMI each improvement (1.0 to 1.1 to 1.2 to 1.3 to 1.4, etc).
    Where as with DVI a lot less people are involved in the agreed standards (improvements),
    so improvements can come out for DVI faster then they can for HDMI.
    So if you can, get a DVI-D cable, it supports the higher resolutions, over DVI-I & DVI-A.
    Hopefully both your graphics card and monitor come with DVI-D ports.
     
  9. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    This is a 21.5" IPS monitor I never really messed around with it as I just plugged the DVI cable back in an thought it was weird.
     
  10. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    If you want to extend, get two DVI-HDMI adapters and use an HDMI cable in between. Just...avoid using monitor HDMI input ports if possible, DVI is always same or better, can't really be worse. For many reasons.
     

  11. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    DVI-D has no advantage over DVI-I.

    DVI-D is nothing but a DVI port that's restricted to Digital signals.
    DVI-A is a DVI port that's restricted to Analog signals
    DVI-I supports all DVI modes. This is why graphics cards all come with DVI-I ports.
    There are single-link and dual-link DVI cables. A "standard" DVI cable is single-link and supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1080.
     
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    Tacoboy Master Guru

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    Did not realize that DVI-I offered both digital and analog.
     
  13. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    What others said, DVI unless you need Audio.
     

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