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Old 12-07-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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Hi, I don't know which section this topic should go under so I am posting it here. I have a full HD TV and a new PC that has a HD video card and a HDMI output. My question is if I can use a HDMI/DVI adapter to DVI-HDMI cable without losing the HD quality?

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[PC with HDMI output]----[HDMI/DVI adapter]----[DVI/HDMI cable]----[HDTV]

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Old 12-07-2010, 02:21 PM   #2
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I'm confused...why not just HDMI to HDMI ? It is possible you might lose the audio feed when you used an HDMI to DVI adaptor, since DVI spec's do not include audio. Depends on the DVI cable and the type of adapter, but a simple HDMI cable of the length needed is so much simpler.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 this is a fairly large diameter cable with larger individual wires (22 ga.) to insure good performance over the longer 25' distance. I use this type of cable to hook an HDMI equiped laptop computer to my HDTV.
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I'm confused...why not just HDMI to HDMI ? It is possible you might lose the audio feed when you used an HDMI to DVI adaptor, since DVI spec's do not include audio. Depends on the DVI cable and the type of adapter, but a simple HDMI cable of the length needed is so much simpler.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 this is a fairly large diameter cable with larger individual wires (22 ga.) to insure good performance over the longer 25' distance. I use this type of cable to hook an HDMI equiped laptop computer to my HDTV.
Sorry I just did some research and found out the both HDMI and DVI and even VGA supports full HD... I thought only HDMI would supoorts it, I was wrong... and I didn't want to do the wiring again.

So will there be a difference if I connect my PC to HDTV with hdmi/hdmi or dvi/hdmi?
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Sorry I just did some research and found out the both HDMI and DVI and even VGA supports full HD... I thought only HDMI would supoorts it, I was wrong... and I didn't want to do the wiring again.

So will there be a difference if I connect my PC to HDTV with hdmi/hdmi or dvi/hdmi?
HDMI and DVI are the same digital video. HDMI also handles digial audio. DVI does not. So if you go HDMI to DVI, it will not support the audio portion, but the PQ will be the same..
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HDMI and DVI are the same digital video. HDMI also handles digial audio. DVI does not. So if you go HDMI to DVI, it will not support the audio portion, but the PQ will be the same..

If I go with DVI-HDMi, and use a headphone alike plug (called something jack?) and connect the sound to my receiver and still get 5.1 sound?
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If I go with DVI-HDMi, and use a headphone alike plug (called something jack?) and connect the sound to my receiver and still get 5.1 sound?
If you mean using the little 3.5 mini jack to your receiver with a rca plug adater, no, you will not get DD 5.1 only PCM 2 channel stereo.. But can do PLII sudo surround which is better than no surround at all. Your laptop is HDMI out correct? If so and it does audio through the sound card, just connect that to your receiver if it has HDMI. If your receiver does not have HDMI, then you can get an external sound card with toslink/optical that supports DD 5.1 like this 1 for $45.

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Labs-...1763646&sr=1-8

They also have cheaper "USB stick" models.
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If you mean using the little 3.5 mini jack to your receiver with a rca plug adater, no, you will not get DD 5.1 only PCM 2 channel stereo.. But can do PLII sudo surround which is better than no surround at all. Your laptop is HDMI out correct? If so and it does audio through the sound card, just connect that to your receiver if it has HDMI. If your receiver does not have HDMI, then you can get an external sound card with toslink/optical that supports DD 5.1 like this 1 for $45.

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Labs-...1763646&sr=1-8

They also have cheaper "USB stick" models.

I know my best choice is to have a HDMI-HDMI and connect it from my computer to te receiver but my receiver does not support HDMI And it only has 1 toslink/optical input and it's used for PS3 already.

But I do have S/PDIF Jack in the back of my computer and I don't know if I can use that to get real 5.1 surround sound.

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I guess I'll update my receiver to one that supports HDMI soon for better sound.
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