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08 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 8.1
 
 
PC to monitor correct cable?

My pc is currently connected to my 32" samsung TV using a cable like this http://www.konecable.com/ZenCart/images/hdmitodvi.jpg

There are two HDMI ins on the TV, one slot has written next to it 'dvi'. I use this slot and it gives me the best picture. If I use the normal HDMI in i get crappy picture, so I'm assuming the one i use is a special HDMI in for pc use.

Anyway...to my problem

I am buying a new monitor (downsizing) but the monitor just has a normal HDMI in, will this give me crappy picture like if I was using my normal HDMI in on my TV?

The new monitor has DVI in too, so would it be best to get a dvi to dvi cable and just do it that way?



Its a bit of minefield all these different connections .

Thanks and any help help is appreciated

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08 Oct 2013   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

HDMI on a monitor will be miles better than HDMI on a TV when coming from a PC as a rule. You should be fine with a standard HDMI cable.
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08 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 8.1
 
 

You mean the cable which i already have? which is DVI one end and HDMI the other, so the HDMI will go into new monitor?
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08 Oct 2013   #4

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Yes the cable you have will be fine.
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08 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 8.1
 
 

ok thanks!
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08 Oct 2013   #6

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

No problem mate, apologies for my short sharp answers too, I'm tired enough to have brought on a headache and just realised I may have come across a bit sharp. Enjoy the new monitor!
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08 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Don`t know why you are getting a difference when you plug into either hdmi input on your tv, that is odd.

I use a dvi to hdmi cable on my Sony and it looks fine using any port.
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08 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 8.1
 
 

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No problem mate, apologies for my short sharp answers too, I'm tired enough to have brought on a headache and just realised I may have come across a bit sharp. Enjoy the new monitor!
No worries, thanks for your help

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Don`t know why you are getting a difference when you plug into either hdmi input on your tv, that is odd.

I use a dvi to hdmi cable on my Sony and it looks fine using any port.
Yea its odd how one does not work as well, I even tried altering the gpu settings to make it work. Since your sony one works though it must be a tv specific thing to have a special dvi-HDMI in port at the back. Thanks for your help though!
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08 Oct 2013   #9

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Don`t know why you are getting a difference when you plug into either hdmi input on your tv, that is odd.

I use a dvi to hdmi cable on my Sony and it looks fine using any port.
I do actually know quite a few people who've used TVs instead of monitors and said the picture quality is poor in comparison. My backup rig is in my kids' room through a JVC HD Ready TV, and even at 720p it looks bloody awful.
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09 Oct 2013   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Forgive my ignorance but I thought DVI only carried graphics and not audio so I am missing a something here I feel.
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