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    Dvi

    Hi. I have a computer which has a DVI output.

    I want to connect it to my TV which has both a HDMI input and a DVI input.

    Would there be any difference in using a DVI to HDMI cable or DVI to DVI?

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    Re: Dvi

    DVI is for video signals only, whereas HDMI can carry sound as well. Otherwise, not really.

    EDIT: Some protected content will only work with HDMI though (I think).

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    Re: Dvi

    Protected content works fine over DVI provided it supports HDCP, although HDMI does by default so there is no considerations with that route.

    Having the HDMI port carry sound to the TV requres that it is linked to a compatible soundcard though. If it's just a standard stereo TV, then in most cases its easier to use 3.5mm -> 2 phono and plug it into the TV.
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    Re: Dvi

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    Protected content works fine over DVI provided it supports HDCP, although HDMI does by default so there is no considerations with that route.
    I'd check to make sure that both for gfx card and dvi port on the TV support HDCP.

    I had a mates who DVI on TV didn't but HDMI does so he went for HDMI.

    Otherwise there is little differerence.

    I'd go on the fact about are you going to use the HDMI socket soon from something. May save you paying £5 for an extra cable further down the line. (I know it's small but every little helps )

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    Re: Dvi

    What GPU, cos if its an ATI 4XXX series these have onboard audio, and will carry the audio with no passthrough from the soundcard, in which case you could do audio and video with only one cable.

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    Re: Dvi

    The audio features really depend upon the card, some don't quite pass on the audio properly or have limitations.

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