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DVI-D or HDMI Cable

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by dragon18007, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. dragon18007 New Member

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    Hi

    I have a ATI 5870 and an LGw2753v monitor, which cable is best to use? I've tried both the white DVI-D cable that came with it and an HDMI Cable to watching a bluray or playing games and they look the same, is there any advantage using one or the other?

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    I dont think there is any diffrence picture wise.

    DVI and HDMI are exactly the same as one another, image-quality-wise. The principal differences are that HDMI carries audio as well as video, and uses a different type of connector, but both use the same encoding scheme, and that's why a DVI source can be connected to an HDMI monitor, or vice versa, with a DVI/HDMI cable, with no intervening converter box
     
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    DVI can support high resolutions than HDMI, other than that not much ;)
    i say use DVI if you are using a Computer, and if you got a playtation 3 or xbox 360 connect them upto hdmi port ;)
     
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    no difference for you, as wiak said dvi-d can run higher resolutions (which your screen can't) and hdmi can run audio (which your screen can't either).

    picture quality is exactly the same
     
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    Thanks guys.
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    how high can HDMI go in res? I know it can do 2048x1152 because that is what I am using right now with my HDMI cable


    http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/34579/122868.html

    copy paste much? at least state your source?
     
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