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Windows 7: HDMI to DisplayPort, any drawbacks?

02 Nov 2015   #11
dsperber

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Oops... my mistake. You're right. It's been so long now that I thought the question was strictly about HDMI-to-DP. I had completely forgotten that the reason for the OP question was that the [one-time] DVI connection was difficult, given the size of the DVI connector on the monitor.

I actually am sympathetic to the topic, as my own Eizo monitors have a set of input connectors which are VERTICAL, along an inset edge in the back of the monitors which is also rather tight. In fact I can't really tighten the two fastening screws with fingers, I have to get a screwdriver and turn them using the slots in the screws. Yes, it's a bit inconvenient.

But if you do this one-time only, and you just lay the monitor down flat on its screen (I usually lay it on a towel so as to avoid accidental damage), well now it's now so bad to insert the DVI connector in what now is a horizontal direction, as well as using the screwdriver to tighten it in.

Nevertheless, my Eizo monitors don't have DP inputs. They only have DVI and HDMI (along with VGA which I wouldn't use). So I use a straight DVI-to-DVI from one output of my EVGA GTX 750ti SC card to go to DVI input of one monitor, and a DP-to-DVI cable from the DP output of the card to DVI input of the other monitor.

Anyway, thanks for correcting me, that OP actually DID have DVI available and was in fact currently using it. I'd just stay with it since there's no advantage to even trying to use DP on the monitor, unless it has speakers that you're trying to make use of, and which is supported by a DP connection but not a DVI connection (assuming the StarTech active adapter can pass audio through the adapter).


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03 Nov 2015   #12
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
And he`s already using hdmi to dvi so you are correct in saying this has been discussed enough.
Ah, I read it as the OP was using VGA at the moment and wanted to get a better cable and since he already has hdmi out I figured best was the cable I linked. My bad.
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