Pretty much the tittle. Half the ppl say DVI is better, half say HDMI is better :/

Also which is better for Gaming, which is better for movies, etc?

Thanks

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Is there an advantage when using DVI? Please enlighten me cause I know HDMI will always be better than DVI

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Video output is same in both HDMI and DVI. The difference is that HDMI can also send/recieve internet and sound packets, while DVI is only for video.

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I don't see how there would be any difference between the two... only HDMI also carries audio so that is convenient.

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+1

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this

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+2. When it comes to PC gaming, there is no difference. HDMI-out is useful for laptops if you want to display your content on a TV and have audio play through said TV. Other than that, it doesn't matter.

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& Ethernet channel for networking compatible devices*

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I just hooked in my HDMI but now my scren doesnt fit my actual monitor size :/

Edit: Fixed

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They carry the exact same signal. Only difference is HDMI carries audio too. No difference in video. It's all just 1's and 0's.

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Actually, if you are using the basic version of DVI, this is true, but most graphics cards support DVI-I which uses more pins, therefore transmits more data which turns into faster total transmission time, which in turn provides smoother picture. Also, HDMI is bogged down with compression algorithms, encryption and 'protected content' schemes, not to mention the audio, therefore it provides a more jittery picture and has severe limits when it comes to gaming. HDMI is designed for TV owners who do not want to mess with the 5 cables of component cables.

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I'd like to see some evidence and performance tests backing this up.

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Funny thing is, the average person would probably never notice any difference whatsoever unless you held the two together and pointed it out.

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When i connect it to my TV, i always use HDMI because it supports a higher resolution and i can use TV speakers. Apart from that, its nearly the same.

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heck I would not doubt if you could even watch hdcp protected video over DVI

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Thanks for all the info. Im going to watch an episode of breaking bad with HDMI see if theres a difference in audio. either than that video looks exactly the same

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If you have a resolution greater than 2560x1600 on a single screen, you need High-Speed(not regular) HDMI cables. Otherwise, every modern PC video card uses DVI and it doesn't have crappy DRM encryption schemes built-in.

DVI for lyfe.

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ah yes, that DRM encryption. good point

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Personally the colors looked better for me when using DVI vs. HDMI so I've stuck with DVI.

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Your eyes played tricks on you. They carry the exact same 1's and 0's.

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While that's probably true, I'm glad my eyes are playing tricks on me then because HDMI's picture left something to be desired when I compared the two. Perhaps it was a setting I'd had to have adjusted with my monitor, but I'll stick with DVI.

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good point heck even component could in theory handy 1080p and beyond but the drm crap prevents you from even getting 702p. intact most new TV's etc will not have component thanks to the "Analog Sunset"

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HDMI has the same visual specs as DVI, the only difference is that it can carry audio signals as well

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They produce the same except resolution and quality, however HDMI can stream audio and has a cap of 60 refresh rate. DVI can achieve a max of 240 refresh rate, on some graphics cards DVI can stream audio but may need a specific DVI-D cable.

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HDMI only supports up to 60hz and dual link dvi supports higher right?

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Refresh rates up to 340 Hz HDMI & maybe higher :)

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DVI is good for gaming because of higher refresh rates, wheras HDMI can transmit audio and video, not only video. it also depends on your setup really, if you intend to play games then dual link DVI is best, weras HDMI is better in an entertainment system setup.

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This is not entirely true,if you have a monitor only capable of doing 60hz then HDMI and DVI will perform the same. If you have a 120hz which is not common these days, then yes you will gain a benefit through DVI.

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Um. DVI = HDMI only HDMI carries audio, DVI does not...

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People saying DVI can support a higher refresh rate, literally no one needs 240Hz refresh rate, at that point you will be creating frames that shouldnt exist.. so. I would say HDMI, it carries audio and you can probably make use of the cable elsewhere, much easier for connecting to a TV

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Easy explaination:
HDMI = DVI-D + sound

DVI-I = digital and analogue signal; graphics cards have it and is also the reason why we can use passive DVI to VGA converters
DVI-A = analogue signal
DVI-D = digital signal

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Depends on HDMI spec, dual-link DVI is better in some applications.

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Closed 6 years ago by kosovaarcher.