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HDMI or DVI, which do you use?

Poll Results: HDMI VS DVI

 
  • 20% (3)
    HDMI
  • 80% (12)
    DVI
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post #1 of 12
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I know they are technically the same thing, but a poll doesn't lie
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post #2 of 12
DVI because that is what my monitors came with and I am too cheap to buy an HDMI cable lol.
post #3 of 12
need a 3rd option.
I use DVI for my sig rig since I don't need sound to the monitor (and only 1 of my 2 monitors has HDMI anyway), but use HDMI on my 2 HTPC's (and VGA on 2 other computers).

Only real reason to use HDMI over DVI is needing Audio. Picture quality is the same.
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post #4 of 12
I use DVI cause thats what my monitor has...

I'm just wondering if you use a HDMI will your GPU send out sound to your monitor?
    
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post #5 of 12
DVI because I keep the HDMI slot free for my 360.
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post #6 of 12
I don't really get the point of this one, except for the audio through HDMI. DVI is the standard for monitors, and most people would use DVI given most monitors and graphics cards have DVI ports, while only some have HDMI ports. They are designed for different uses, so generally people would use DVI unless they only had HDMI ports free on one end, or say were using a laptop to a TV. I mean, I use both at once with my triple monitor setup - my last monitor uses a HDMI->DVI cable.

If you were doing this, I'd at least add in DisplayPort and VGA.
Edited by lattyware - 11/3/11 at 3:57pm
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stuuut View Post
I use DVI cause thats what my monitor has...

I'm just wondering if you use a HDMI will your GPU send out sound to your monitor?
Yea, HDMI will carry sound as well as picture. HOwever, with more and more people gaming with headsets, a lot of people will just stick with DVI.
post #8 of 12
dvi over hdmi = htpc, dvi to dvi = gaming pc, and dsub = son's desktop

I agree with a previous post, there needs to be a third option
post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by morgofborg View Post
Yea, HDMI will carry sound as well as picture. HOwever, with more and more people gaming with headsets, a lot of people will just stick with DVI.
But not all graphics cards will provide an audio pass-through, so watch out for that.
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by morgofborg View Post
Yea, HDMI will carry sound as well as picture. HOwever, with more and more people gaming with headsets, a lot of people will just stick with DVI.
Yeah i know HDMI carry's sound and image.

I was just wondering if the GPU acts like a soundcard or does it only pass on the signal from mobo or doesn't give any sound?
    
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