DVI to HDMI Adapter or Cable? Tags: Graphics Cards Dvi Hdmi Cable Graphics Last response: August 3, 2010 4:48 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Riotson July 19, 2010 6:40:22 AM Hello all! New to the forums, and new to this whole "HD" thing. Trying to get the most out of it I can. My question is, which is better of these two: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... A HIS DVI to HDMI Adapter or DVI-D Male to HDMI Male Cable or are they the same thing? Was browsing newegg for an adapter, when I cam across dvi to hdmi cables instead, and was curious if there was a difference or not. I have an Acer 23" HD LCD 1080p HDMI monitor, and I just bought a evga GTX 285 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thanks in advance for your help! More about : dvi hdmi adapter cable | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove mjsharma Graphics card Expert July 19, 2010 9:27:14 AM the first one is just an adapter, you need to get an hdmi cable separately to connect your monitor second one is a cable which connects dvi to hdmi.. no need to get a cable separately | Report abuse abswindows7 July 19, 2010 8:43:45 PM Get the second one You will have the best output with it. | Report abuse abswindows7 July 19, 2010 8:44:53 PM Althought I gotta tell you the you won't have sound using that cable. You'll need to use the onboard sound. | Report abuse Related ressources PS3 connect to monitor with a dvi-hdmi adapter or cable - Forum DVI to DVI or DVI cable to HDMI adapter - Forum Can't display in HDTV via DVI/HDMI cable , through DVI /D-Sub adapter - Forum HDMI to DVI adapter - Forum PC/ dvi-to-hdmi adapter /no sound - Forum Ask the community Publish leon2006 Graphics card Expert July 19, 2010 8:51:21 PM I have a BFG GTX 280 OC. The DVI to HDMI converter is provided free from BFG. I also have CF XOC 4890 with 2 DVI-HDMI converter provided by DIAMONDMM. My message is the DVI->HDMI converter you need is to be provided for free by EVGA. Call customer support and provide what is required customer information (As GPU owner). Ask the connector you need. The connector is a an item that is part of the box when one purchase these expensive GPU. Pick up the phone call EVGA and wait for about 3 days. You will get the converter you need. | Report abuse Riotson July 21, 2010 9:57:31 AM Thanks guys! | Report abuse abswindows7 July 21, 2010 11:28:29 PM Wait or buy it I always like to pay to get it right now, silly me xD Also, HDMI is the same thing as dvi ... HDMI only add sound to dvi ... | Report abuse Riotson July 29, 2010 10:34:16 PM It won't improve the visual quality on my LCD? (When watching 1080p videos). | Report abuse abswindows7 August 3, 2010 4:48:12 AM It is the same signal, it only doesn't support sound. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>DVI to HDMI Adapter or Cable?> Related ressources: ForumDVI -I (single link) to HDMI adapter with audio ForumDual DVI to HDMI Adapter question. ForumWill DVI to HDMI cable transmit sound to HDTV? ForumCan i hook dvi cable for the monitor to hdmi tv ForumComposite Cable to VGA/ DVI/HDMI converter/ adapter ForumWill a dual link DVI -D to HDMI cable display 120hz? ForumSudden problem with HDMI to DVI Adapter + Monitor ForumMini- HDMI to DVI adapter ? ForumMy dvi monitor will not come up with hdmi to dvi adapter ForumTrying to connect my PS3 and PC using a DVI - HDMI adapter ForumRadeon 6950 - DVI to HDMI adapter ? ForumMy game is telling me I need to install Physx, but I have an AMD card? ForumConnect PC via HDMI to Tosiba LCD ForumDVI to yellow composite ForumHDMI video works, but no Audio out of GPU More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !