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DVI-D to HDMI adapter, will it look the same?

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August 16, 2014 7:00:56 AM

I'm thinking of getting a new monitor, 21.5" with DVI-D and HDMI.
Since I'm currently using a DVI-D to HDMI adapter because my DVI-D cable broke, my question is, if I use a DVI-D cable to connect it to my 2nd monitor (the one I am thinking of buying), will it look the same? Because I'm pretty sure when I use an adapter it changes the corresponding resolution according to the output (in this case it's the HDMI that connects to my graphics card and the other side the DVI-D to my monitor.)

What if I use a DVI-D to DVI-D cable on the 2nd monitor? Will it look the same?

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a b C Monitor
August 16, 2014 7:02:13 AM

DVI and HDMI carry identical digital video signals, HDMI just has extra lines added in to permit carrying audio.
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August 16, 2014 7:03:41 AM

hunter315 said:
DVI and HDMI carry identical digital video signals, HDMI just has extra lines added in to permit carrying audio.


So if I were to get a 2nd monitor that connects via DVI-D to DVI-D and use HDMI on my first one it will look the same?
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a b C Monitor
August 16, 2014 7:11:45 AM

Yes. I am currently using two identical screens, one hooked up using HDMI and one using DVI-D, they are absolutely identical which makes perfect sense since they are getting fed digital video signals which are going to be exactly the same regardless of the cable.
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