[mythtv-users] cords/cables/wires: HDMI vs. DVI

Gordon McCrae gordon-mccrae at bluebottle.com
Sat Jun 7 09:54:18 UTC 2008


barbex wrote:
> Hello everybody!
>
> I have my Myth-box hooked up to the TV with SVideo. The quality is
> good but I would still like to see if I can improve it. My LCD-TV has
> an HDMI Input and my Nvidia 5xxx (can't remember) has a DVI output
> unused. So I would like to try that connection and when I looked for
> the necessary connection cables I could chose between two options:
>
> 19 pol HDMI-plug > 24+1 DVI-D plug 5,0m for 35,5 EUR
>
> or
>
> DVI-cable 24+1 plug/24+1 plug, 5m and an adaptor:
> HDMI/DVI-Kompaktadapter for 13,05 EUR together.
>
> Is there a catch I don't know about?
> As far as I know HDMI is compatible to DVI. So I don't quite see why
> the complete cable is so much more expensive than the DVI-cable with
> the adaptor.
>
> Am I missing something here?
I bought this : http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130513 for under 4.00 and 
it works perfectly, both products you mention sound really expensive 
even with exchange rate differences.

Cheers
Gordon

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