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DVI to HDMI for comp to TV use

  • Graphics Cards
  • TV
  • DVI
  • HDMI
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 20, 2012 2:50:21 AM

Hey, I have a computer with a video card that only supports DVI. My tv only has HDMI. I was going to buy a basic converter online but then started reading about how people had lag issues using a DVI to HDMI cable. Is this common? Do you need to buy a higher quality cable to get by these issues? I want to be able to hook up to my tv and watch netflix and game from time to time. Is that reasonable with the simple converter?

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a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2012 3:05:14 AM

yes, that should work fine.
a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2012 3:18:56 AM

You don't need an expensive cable, you need this:

It works perfectly, it carries audio too. If your GPU has an audio-pass-through, you can send audio through the cable. If not it might need a small cable to be attached from the motherboard to the small holes on the side of the GPU; assuming it's an Nvidia card. There is no lag at all too.
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