dvi to hdmi coonversion

  harps1h 19:00 23 Jul 09
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i have a video card with dvi connecters and have just bought an Iiyama 24" HD monitor. (a beuatiful piece of work ahhhhhhh.........) what i was wondering would there be any additional benefit to buying a converter to allow the monitors hdmi port to be utilised.

  OTT_Buzzard 19:14 23 Jul 09

I can't see that it would be any benefit with out an HDMI source output.

  laurie53 20:31 23 Jul 09

The only difference between HDMI and DVI is that HDMI carries audio. With DVI you need a separate audio connection.

In addition, with a television the HDMI output also carries an AV switching signal (like SCART).

  sunnystaines 04:03 24 Jul 09

i just upgraded to hd 24" last week and using hdmi lead not sure if its the lead or the hd part of the monitor but well impressed with the picture.

[did like the Iiyama but decided on the samsung in the end]

  harps1h 08:13 24 Jul 09

did you use the hdmi/dvi lead?

  laurie53 08:38 24 Jul 09

Thanks for the update.

Wonder if that applies to the newer televisions as well.

  sunnystaines 10:56 24 Jul 09

used hdmi lead

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