HDMI to DVI... Something is wrong here.

By teradost ยท 6 replies
Oct 31, 2006
  1. I have an ASUS EAX 1600Pro video card, running 512MB at GDDR2. My "monitor" is a 32" Sony Bravia LCD TV.

    When I first connected the video card to the monitor, it was through the VGA port on the Video card to the VGA port on the TV. Everything was crystal clear, and I could just barely make out the refreshes in still pictures.

    Just yesterday, I decided to connect using the DVI-D port on the Video card to the HDMI port on the TV. The picture is very blurry and choppy, on all settings from the lowest at 800/600 to the highest at 1920/1080.

    What is the solution here? Am I using the DVI-D to HDMI connector incorrectly?

  2. teradost

    teradost TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Wow... I never knew so many smart techs trolled this forum *sarcasm*

    Look at all these responses! *sarcasm again*

    **I felt the need to express my sarcasm twice because I am not sure most people here are smart enough to recognize and understand it on their own**
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    That's very strange, usually it's the other way around. The VGA Port usually has less quality (I think anyway). Are you somehow using a dvi-d convertor from the vga cable?
  4. teradost

    teradost TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    The first connection (the one which worked like a charm) was VGA-to-VGA.

    The second connection was DVI-D (Video Card) to HDMI (TV). The DVI-D connector is built into the Video Card, and I am not using any kind of adapters/convertors to complete the connection.

    I agree with you when you say that VGA has a lower quality than HDMI, but this is really starting to tick me off. I plan to try out the SVideo-to-SVideo connection next, but I don't know what the video quality on that will be like.

    Thank you for all your help
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    What's the TV's native resolution?

    Do ATI's drivers have any DVI adjustment settings?

    Do you have any other device you could connect to TV's HDMI port and check the quality?
  6. Bongo_SWE

    Bongo_SWE TS Rookie

    Try DVI-D optical to HDMI from IXOS http://www.ixoscable.com/
    I have a simmular setup and use a copper kabel and that's no god over 7meters and my'n is 10m dont go into s-VHS cabels they have no power.......

    By the way nVidia cards are a lot easyer to mange + there drivers are a lot better

  7. teradost

    teradost TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I will check out the answers to your questions and reply back soon.

    Thank you for your help
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