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HDMI connection

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by munge, 9 May 2006.

  1. munge


    Joined: 31 Dec 2005

    Posts: 645

    Location: Always on the M1.....

    Have a BFG 7800GT graphics card and want to connect it to my new :D Sony Bravia HDTV. What leads/connectors do I need?

    Obviously I have a spare DVI output on my card - do I just get a DVI to HDMI convertor and get a long DVI lead (or DVI to HDMI and long HDMI lead) to plug into the TV? Or am I better off (and is there) a DVI to HDMI lead?
  2. Tommy B


    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 8,027

    Location: The Place To Be

    DVI > HDMI I would have thought.


    Use image link.
  3. Firegod


    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 8,816

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    ^ Yup Belkin to a DVI to HDMI (male) cable in 3m and 5m varieties I blieve. Can be had for under £15. :) I should know, I've bought one. :D
  4. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,356

    Location: Canada

    ah,.... might have to purchase one for my new Samsung 26" HDTV... can you get 15m ones?
  5. turtle3

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,143

    Location: snodland

    If you got the sammy LE26 same as me im afraid the dvi to hdmi doesnt work :( well tell a lie it does, but looks awfull and doesnt fit the screen,, Ive had to stick with VGA :(
  6. munge


    Joined: 31 Dec 2005

    Posts: 645

    Location: Always on the M1.....

    Cheers. For some reason didn't email me I had a reply. Have ordered one.
  7. Jack Bauer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,675

    Location: Oxford

    A bit off topic but Im in the market for a new LCD TV and I have noticed that many of the HD ready ones have a DVI input but no HDMI. Is there a quality difference between the two or any reson why I must have a HDMI input?
  8. gtir666


    Joined: 13 Feb 2006

    Posts: 273

    Location: Newbury

    I use a dvi -> hdmi cable on my samsung 42" plasma works great for films and games 1080i. Though gives you a headache if you try and read text.

    If youve an nvidia gfx card thiers loads of settings in forceware drivers to get it to fit screen right etc.