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DVI-I to DVI-D

Discussion in 'HDTV Equipment (Closed Forum)' started by JM Anthony, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. JM Anthony

    JM Anthony Child of the 60's DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Just had an HTPC built by this neat little outfit called Monster PC. Nice guys. Good work. I've got a number of choices for video output, VGA and DVI-I being the most promissing with the latter being preferred, but on the set side (Sammy DLP), I've got a DVI-D (as well as VGA) connector. Can I go directly from DVI-I to DVI-D with a DVI-D cable??
     
  2. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

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    Yes. And if you need RGB you can get that from DVI-I by using a special breakout cable.
     
  3. JM Anthony

    JM Anthony Child of the 60's DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Thanks for the advice. Just got a cable from Rat Shack. Interesting that their home brand was more expensive than Monster Cable!! :lol:
     
  4. drewnbrew

    drewnbrew New Member

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    how can you tell which dvi connection you have? can someone help me out with this answer?

    tv: samsung hlp-4663w
    stb: samaung ts-360 hd

    thank you in advance..
    drew
     
  5. Slordak

    Slordak Hall Of Fame

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    You can go directly between a device with a DVI-I output and a TV with a DVI-D output by simply using a DVI-D cable (which has DVI-D connectors at both ends). You do not need any sort of additional adapters or convertors. In fact, even if both devices have DVI-I, you can connect the two together with a DVI-D cable, since you're only interested in the digital portion anyhow.
     
  6. drewnbrew

    drewnbrew New Member

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    thanks for the help!
     
  7. JM Anthony

    JM Anthony Child of the 60's DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Just got my HTPC fully up and running last night (had to replace a bum video card). The DVI-D cable works perfectly!
     

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