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HDMI only Laptop to DVI-D only Monitor

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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
August 15, 2012 5:03:45 PM

I am getting ready to order the new Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook for a family member. Her LCD is DVI-D only, and the Ultrabook is HDMI only.

It looks as though I have a choice of converter boxes, converter cables, and converter adapters. I'm looking at either a cable or adapter. Some cables say bi-directional, others do not. None of the adapters say bi-directional.

So, do I need bi-directional, and if not would a cable or adapter only be better?


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a b D Laptop
August 15, 2012 5:23:07 PM

HDMI is just DVI and digital audio on a single cable, so a simple HDMI to DVI adapter should be all you need. Just keep in mind that DVI is video only, no audio.
August 22, 2012 1:34:55 AM

Best answer selected by artesian79.