need help on hdmi to dvi cable before 5 hours.

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  1. notrustinsasuke
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    notrustinsasuke Advanced Member

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    i need to know if hdmi to dvi cables are backwards compatible because im trying to connect my laptop to the TV and my laptop doesnt have a dvi port but has a hdmi port, my tv has a dvi port.
     
  2. ResleyZ

    ResleyZ Swiggity swaggity swooty, I love my own booty

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    Using a normal DVI to HDMI would work, however, DVI only works for audio, so you would need some speakers or don't mind using your laptop's sound.
     
  3. notrustinsasuke
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    notrustinsasuke Advanced Member

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    thanks for a quick reply i don't really mind about the sound so everything sound be okay.
     
  4. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    Not always true. Audio over DVI does exist, it's just not common. If your TV supports audio input over its dvi port you'll be golden, otherwise you'll need to run an auxiliary cable as well. Video should work no problem, regardless.
     
  5. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Audio over DVI is a non-standard feature. It does NOT exist on DVI standard. So it all comes down to specific device supporting it. If such input device supports it, it shall be limited to 2.0 PCM.

    HDMI to DVI can be done, but only on DVI single link. Meaning resolution must be less than 1920 x 1080. No HDMI additional features can be carried over, such as Deep Color.

    Important: DVI only supports RGB. Make sure you configure HDMI output to full range RGB. HDMI by default is using YCbCr in 4:2:2, which is NOT supported by DVI.
     
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