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Is DVI to HDMI real HD?

post #1 of 13
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My cards do not have a HDMI port, i was wondering if I got a DVI to HDMI converter if it would be true 1080p HD.
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post #2 of 13
DVI and HDMI are the same thing. HDMI just includes audio as well as video.

Could be wrong though.

EDIT: Post confirmed further in thread.
Edited by Tduckro - 12/6/11 at 9:57am
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post #3 of 13
HD is just a resolution..... if it meets it, it is HD.

So 1080p is considered HD regardless of source.
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post #4 of 13
DVI still delivers 1080P video, however I dont think it carries any audio like HDMI.

Its advantage is that it has Analogue video and can be used with a DVI-VGA adaptor and plug into older monitors.
post #5 of 13
HDMI includes both audio & video, but DVI has only video.

HD 1080 or 720.
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post #6 of 13
DVI outputs the same signal as HDMI but without the audio. You would need to use a separate audio cable for sound.
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCWIZMTL View Post

DVI outputs the same signal as HDMI but without the audio. You would need to use a separate audio cable for sound.

this isnt 100% true. at one point i was hooking my desktop with a gtx 460 768 mb up to my 47" tv via a dvi to hdmi and i had sound through it. it could be adapter cord specific.
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post #8 of 13
Both give 1080p just HDMI has audio smile.gif.
post #9 of 13
HDMI has audio, DVI does not. But both have the same HD signal, so visually there is no difference.
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post #10 of 13
At 1080p, HDMI and DVI have the same video signal. However, dual-link DVI has more video bandwidth at 120Hz or higher resolutions than HDMI. So for something like Nvidia 3D Vision, you can get 120Hz 3D (60fps per eye) at 1080p. Current HDMI limits you to 24fps at 1080p iirc.
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