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HDMI vs. DVI

By TS-56336
Jul 31, 2012
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  1. Hello, users!

    Can somebody compare and contrast the significance between an HDMI cable and a DVI input? I've been thinking for so long that an HDMI input display has an advantage for LCD monitors than the DVI ones from a video card.

    What could be the simplest way to determine that an HDMI cable indeed has little to offer than a DVI display?

    I'm currently using DVI by default, but I heard recommendations from different forums that I switch to HDMI input. And it gets a little confusing. Thanks :)
     
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    HDMI Supports audio in addition to digital video, Where DVI only supports digital video.
     
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    As Cobalt said, if you don't need sound to your monitor then HDMI will be the same as DVI.
     
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +420

    Exactly the same unless you're using dual-link DVI on a higher than 1080p monitor - then you might start running into some issues if you try that with HDMI.
     

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