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DVI -> HDMI Question

10-20-2007, 05:18 PM
Hey all, first time poster and i hope im not putting this in the wrong spot =P

I have a Samsung LN-S3238D, have been using it for gaming, and a home theater without any problems. When i picked up a new video card for my copmuter (Radeon X1650), I decided to pick up a DVI - HMDI cable. I hooked it up and after a little toying around with resolutions i was able to get it set. It seemed to work fine, nothing out of the ordinary.

However after reading a little bit on Samsungs help page. I found out that the LN-S series doesn't support DVI - HDMI from computer to TV, because of a combined HDMI/DVI jack.

Is it going to be safe using this connection with my TV or should i just go with the VGA jack on the back.

Thanks in Advance All =D.

10-21-2007, 11:54 AM
Use the VGA connection. The HDMI from DVi connection will probably not work at all and if it does might do some damage.

11-14-2007, 02:03 PM
So, you're saying if I hook up my computer (DVI out) to my television (HDMI in) that I could cause damage to my television? Damage to my computer? If so, why is this?

What is my alternative?


11-14-2007, 02:07 PM
so are you implying that the only use for an hdmi-dvi cable is for applications where the HDMI is at the source and the DVI input is on the display. I was not aware that you could not run it the other way.

check this link....it would appear that it will run a signal both ways