DVI to HDMI Cable

The DVI to HDMI cables are cables that allow you to connect a DVI enabled device to a HDMI enabled device. You may be interested in knowing exactly what each cable does. DVI stands for Digital Video Interface. Which means the cable is used to transfer digital video to components like LCD monitors. DVI cables come in three different types. DVI-A cable carries the digital video interface signal only to an analog signal. DVI-D cable carries the digital video interface signal only to a digital interface signal. Where as DVI- I cable will carry the digital video interface signal to an analog or digital device. It will also carry the signal from a digital to digital device and analog to analog device. The DVI is mainly used for a connection between a converter box to a digital television, for a computer graphic card going to an LCD monitor, for DVD players connecting to an audio/video receiver, for DVD players connecting to a digital television, or for an audio /video receiver to a projector.

HDMI is a connector that is all digital and can carry high definition video and many digital audio channels in just one cable. HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. HDMI sends all of the uncompressed, digital video and digital audio interface signals. It gives consumers very clear digital video and audio through one single cable. By doing this it simplifies the many cable connections you will have to set up your components. HDMI allows you to connect your audio/video source, like a DVD player or converter box, as well as an audio/video receiver or a digital television with a single cable. If you are confused as to which HDMI you need, there is no difference between 1.3 and 1.3a or 1.3b HDMI versions. They are labeled this way due to minor testing and manufacturing issues and in no way affect the functions or features of these cables. Basically there are two types of HDMI cables, A and B. The HDMI cable A has 19 pins and are the type of cables generally sold at retail electronic stores. For high- definition televisions that have a higher resolution of 1080p then type B, which has 29 pin, would be used. These are used more in the commercial field, not usually for everyday consumers.

So what is the difference between the DVI and HDMI cables? Both DVI and HDMI cables carry digital video, but the DVI can only carry video where the HDMI can carry video and audio. DVI was the first one of the two manufactured and has been around longer than HDMI. It was first developed for the connection of computers to monitors but now you will find it on a great deal of entertainment electronics. The HDMI cable was developed based on the DVI cable to give the same great picture quality. The HDMI cable not only does this, but you also get audio as well. If you have some electronics with the DVI connection you can still connect a HDMI component to it. All you have to do is get a DVI to HDMI cable. This cable lets you to connect HDMI components like, a High Definition TV, satellite receivers, and DVD players. You can also connect cable boxes to audio/ video receivers or televisions that have a DVI port. If you would like to connect your home theater system that has a HDMI connection to your computer’s DVI port this DVI TO HDMI cable makes it possible. Eventually most all electronics will have HDMI capability. The DVI will eventually fade into the background. For the people who have DVI enabled electronics, the DVI to HDMI cable will set up the electronic devices the easiest.

This DVI to HDMI Cable Review is Written/Updated on Jun 4th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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