[mythtv-users] HDMI vs DVI->HDMI

Friedrich Clausen fred at derf.nl
Wed Feb 25 12:04:51 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Ben Lancaster <mail at benlancaster.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> I bought a new graphics card after one failed just now. The new one (nVidia
> 9500GT) has an HDMI port on the back. So, I have a few questions:
> Does it offer any improvement over a DVI to HDMI cable that I'm running at
> the moment?

As far as I know, HDMI and DVI are electrically equivalent and the
only difference is that HDMI supports audio and HDCP. So you there
will be no quality reduction with the DVI -> HDMI adapter and I would
recommend keeping it. This is what I use and it works very well.



> Is it worth getting it set up?
> What's entailed in getting it set up?
> Thanks in advance,
> Ben
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