[mythtv-users] cords/cables/wires: HDMI vs. DVI

Allen Edwards allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Sat Jun 7 13:42:59 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 2:45 AM, barbex <barbex at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everybody!
> I have my Myth-box hooked up to the TV with SVideo. The quality is
> good but I would still like to see if I can improve it. My LCD-TV has
> an HDMI Input and my Nvidia 5xxx (can't remember) has a DVI output
> unused. So I would like to try that connection and when I looked for
> the necessary connection cables I could chose between two options:
> 19 pol HDMI-plug > 24+1 DVI-D plug 5,0m for 35,5 EUR
> or
> DVI-cable 24+1 plug/24+1 plug, 5m and an adaptor:
> HDMI/DVI-Kompaktadapter for 13,05 EUR together.
> Is there a catch I don't know about?
> As far as I know HDMI is compatible to DVI. So I don't quite see why
> the complete cable is so much more expensive than the DVI-cable with
> the adaptor.
> Am I missing something here?
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I found that the bulky combination of the adapter and DVI cable was
just more than I wanted to hang off the small hdmi connector.  I think
you will be much happier with a cable.  I bought one in this series:
http://www.digitalconnection.com/products/cables/shdmidvi.asp and am
very happy with it.


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