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DVI-I to DVI-D


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#1 OFFLINE   JM Anthony

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:57 AM

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??
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#2 OFFLINE   BobaBird

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 06:59 PM

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

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:43 PM

Thanks for the advice. Just got a cable from Rat Shack. Interesting that their home brand was more expensive than Monster Cable!! :lol:
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 06:45 AM

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..
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#5 OFFLINE   Slordak

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:05 PM

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.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 09:22 AM

thanks for the help!

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 02:56 PM

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.

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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