Originally Posted by Mussels
the purpose of HDMI is audio and video on one cable. Your dell doesnt have speakers, so of course it wont have HDMI.
HDMI is backward compatible to DVI, but the reverse is more complicated when it comes to audio (needing special adaptors)
No, HDMI used to be about Audio-Video functionality. Now, it's primarily about higher resolutions, since DVI can only do 1080p. If it wasn't for Dual-Link DVI, HDMI would be needed.
But, I understand what you're saying. Personally, I will never care for HDMI, because I will always have an outstanding speaker system. I mean who uses their TV's built-in speakers anyway?