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I have a Asus VH236H, with a 2ms response time, running at 60hz. Now here is something i was curious about. Right now, the main games i play are either BFBC2, or Mafia 2. I use an HDMI cable for this monitor. Does DVI have any benefits or extra's that HDMI doesn't? I've heard that they are the same thing, just want to ask the experts. [OCN, heh]
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HDMI can carry audio, as both dvi/HDMI carry digital pictures. No benefits, unless you're setting up a home theatre... In which the HDMI have more preset options (1080i/p+audio) w/receivers.
Edited by Blindrage606 - 8/21/11 at 5:38pm
 
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Their both identical quality wise, the only difference between he two is that HDMI carries audio with video where as DVI is strictly video only.
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DVI (Digital Video Interface) is for digital video signals only. HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) can be used for digital video as well as digital audio. AFAIK, the digital video signal is the same regardless of the type of cable used, so there should no difference in video display quality between the two.
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The monitor has speakers, but quality is.. I have a crappy 2.0 setup that I found at the thrift. Getting a new logitech 2.1 setup soon. Ok, so no benefits. kewl.
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Jim McNasty View Post
DVI is strictly video only.
Nah,DVI can do Audio as well

Just 2 hours ago i had my TV hooked up to my GTX480 via DVI to HDMI dongle supplied with the card,playing cataclysm with sound on my TV via HDMI.
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post #7 of 13
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Nah,DVI can do Audio as well

Just 2 hours ago i had my TV hooked up to my GTX480 via DVI to HDMI dongle supplied with the card,playing cataclysm with sound on my TV via HDMI.
DVI = DIGITAL VISUAL INTERFACE. You just stated that you were using HDMI to bitstream the audio, with DVI for video....


No difference in quality or speed between DVI or HDMI, just that HDMI also carries audio.
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Originally Posted by Eugenester View Post
DVI = DIGITAL VISUAL INTERFACE. You just stated that you were using HDMI to bitstream the audio, with DVI for video....
My card has 2 xDVI on the rear and i connected my TV via one of these DVI connectors(yellow one) and had sound on my TV

Its old news really.

EDIT:

i think you mistook what i wrote,i was using DVI to HDMI dongle not a seperate DVI lead and seperate HDMI lead.
Edited by superj1977 - 8/21/11 at 5:53pm
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Originally Posted by Blindrage606 View Post
HDMI can carry audio, as both dvi/HDMI carry digital pictures. No benefits, unless you're setting up a home theatre... In which the HDMI have more preset options (1080i/p+audio) w/receivers.
OTOH, HDMI cannot do 120Hz above 1080, so no 3D for 1200+monitors. Also DVI can't be ripped out of a port by tripping.
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Also DVI can't be ripped out of a port by tripping.
How is that a bad thing? Otherwise, more expensive equipment comes flying out of place....
 
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