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Who is better between HDMI, and Dual DVI (DVI-I, and DVI-D)???? for 60 Hz and 120 Hz monitor

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as for the title, who is better between them? and why? can anyone else in here explain to me?
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Though HDMI is the successor of DVI, HDMI and DVI are very similar as the HDMI Founders wanted to create a cable that would allow backwards compatibility with DVI. However, HDMI is not without some enhancements: HDMI supports audio through the same line, HDMI has improved support for YCbCr, and I believe HDMI also implemented DRM methods through the cable (also, HDMI 1.4 supports 100 Mbit Ethernet connection through the same cable). Since HDMI is probably going to replace DVI as the digital connection between devices, I would have to say that HDMI would be the preferred cable as it will be/stay more useful as time goes on (monitors, televisions, computers, consoles, etc).
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Though HDMI is the successor of DVI, HDMI and DVI are very similar as the HDMI Founders wanted to create a cable that would allow backwards compatibility with DVI. However, HDMI is not without some enhancements: HDMI supports audio through the same line, HDMI has improved support for YCbCr, and I believe HDMI also implemented DRM methods through the cable (also, HDMI 1.4 supports 100 Mbit Ethernet connection through the same cable). Since HDMI is probably going to replace DVI as the digital connection between devices, I would have to say that HDMI would be the preferred cable as it will be/stay more useful as time goes on (monitors, televisions, computers, consoles, etc).

how about the image quality for gaming on pc, and scrolling on browser? who is better between them?

thanks for your explanation above.
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DVI-I is superior to DVI-D, as it can handle a higher resolution.
For most applications, DVI and HDMI are both the same picture quality wise. The only difference is the connection type and the fact that HDMI can carry both video and audio.
Edited by Powermonkey500 - 11/6/12 at 7:48pm
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DVI-I is superior to DVI-D, as it can handle a higher resolution.
For most applications, DVI and HDMI are both the same picture quality wise. The only difference is the connection type and the fact that HDMI can carry both video and audio.

ok thanks for your explanation

if I talking about 120 Hz monitor, what is the best output for those monitor?
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Image quality between HDMI and DVI will be identical so long as the signal's source between the two are the same. If "Scrolling on the browser" you mean things like input lag, I'm not aware of any differences between the two connections that would make one standard better for input lag than the other.
    
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Dual link DVI-D is the only choice for 120Hz (dual link DVI-I would contain dual link DVI-D, you'd only use the digital portion though, not the analogue). HDMI doesn't currently support 120Hz refresh rate (you need Dual link DVI-D or Display port). Apparently 120Hz is coming to HDMI, there was a discussion Here.
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DVI-I is superior to DVI-D, as it can handle a higher resolution.
The only difference between DVI-I and DVI-D is that DVI-D (digital) is digital only as DVI-I (Integrated) contains pins for both analog and digital. DVI-I is no better at handling higher resolutions than DVI-D (at least if you're discussing dual-link). However, DVI-I is better when you need the flexibility of being able to pass either digital or analog signals as DVI-D can only pass digital singles.
    
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HDMI doesn't currently support 120Hz refresh rate (you need Dual link DVI-D or Display port). Apparently 120Hz is coming to HDMI, there was a discussion Here.
HDMI 1.4b was released last October supporting 120 Hz at 1080p.
    
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HDMI 1.4b was released last October supporting 120 Hz at 1080p.
You should read the whole of the link I posted, I don't think the 1.4b specification is fully supported in any current display and a while before one does.
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