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so here is my scenario.

i currently have 2 monitors hooked up to my computer via 2 seperate video cards (nvidia 9400gt and hd7850)
the 9400 is ONLY used for the 2nd monitor due to the fact that my main video card only has 1 dvi output

however it does have an hdmi and 2 DP outputs.

I recently bought a new hdtv that i would like to hook my media pc to in the living room, the problem is, i am currently using the HTPC video card in my main system for my 2nd monitor.

upon discovering the convinience of a 2nd display, i do not wish to give it up, so i need to find other means of connecting it.

Will this work properly?

this will be connected to my main video card.




upon further examining, i discovered that the hdmi port is actualy rather close to the dvi port on my card... i think this may cause spacing issues which will not allow me to have both plugged in at the same time...
is there such thing as an hdmi->dvi CORD?
post #2 of 7
http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-HDMI-Adapter-Cable-Meters/dp/B001TH7T2U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365023402&sr=8-1&keywords=hdmi+dvi+cord

As long as the cable isn't messed up, it SHOULD work because both are digital signals.
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Originally Posted by arkenex View Post

http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-HDMI-Adapter-Cable-Meters/dp/B001TH7T2U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365023402&sr=8-1&keywords=hdmi+dvi+cord

As long as the cable isn't messed up, it SHOULD work because both are digital signals.

ah, thanks,

i guess however i should also note that i need to use a dvi to vga adapter on the display, so if i were to buy a cable like that plus a DVI gender switch adapter, it should work right? assuming i cant find an hdmi -> dvi female
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Yep there are HDMI > DVI cables that will work just fine. You can find them in stores but that amazon one will beat just about all in-store prices.

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ok.. so appearntly amazon doesnt like my shipping adress?
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