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Old 08-16-2010, 07:46 PM   #211  
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Hi, I am new to this forum. I have couple of questions. I connected my Dell dimension 8250 PC (XP Prof) to Samsung Plasma TV via DVI to HDMI. I can not make out any difference between VGA to VGA connection and DVI to HDMI connection in the picture quality. Do I need to adjust any settings to make it better? My second problem is that there is no audio coming out of this DVI to HDMI connection. I thought when connected via HDMI it carries both video and audio. Is there something I am missing or this is how it is. Appreciate any response.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:09 AM   #212  
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DVi is normally Video only.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:11 AM   #213  
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If your plasma is 720p you wouldn't notice any difference since the resolution is the same. Most TVs only allow up to 720p for VGA, but HDMI/DVI connections will allow up to 1080p if the TV supports it. Also, most of us can't tell the difference between 720 and 1080 anyway unless the screen is huge.

The only audio from a DVI to HDMI connection is with an ATI video card that has a special adapter that passes through audio.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:35 AM   #214  
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Connecting Computer DVI to HDTV

Step 1: Take a look at the available connectivity connections given by both your HDTV and your computer.

Step 2:
Buy a HDMI cable long enough to cover the distance between the HDTV set and the desktop PC case.

Step 3:
Connect the cable to each devices.

Step 4: From the graphic's adapter software set up on your computer, select one of the available video mirroring options.

Step 5: Start your HDTV and change from the remote device the signal source until you obtain the one on which your computer is “emitting.”

Step 6:
Alter the computer's resolution in an effort to match that of the HDTV. This is most probably the hardest part of the entire process, since the resolution produced by the computer's graphics cards hardly ever matches the profiles supported by tv sets. If you are operating Windows Vista, then you really won't have any issues since the OS will immediately adjust the resolution in order to match that of your HDTV. If you are running XP, then you will have to tweak a bit your settings, but that is not a very complicated procedure.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:53 AM   #215  
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Excellent post. I am technology geek and always want to get more information on latest technologies. This post gives me a detailed information for connecting DVI to HDTV. Thanks.
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