HDMI only Laptop to DVI-D only Monitor

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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    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.
  2. Best answer selected by artesian79.
  3. What did you end up getting and how did you get it to work?
    I have an Asus notebook pc laptop with only 1 HDMI slot.
    And a DEL 24" DVI-D PC Monitor.
    I tried buying a small adapter:
    DVI-I Female to HDMI male plug it into the HDMI on yhe Asus laptop and plus the DVI-D cable of the monitor to the adapter.
    But it seems my pc doesn't recognize the screen.
    What should I do exactly?
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