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Windows 7: Major resolution issue

11 Jan 2009   #31
geoldr

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The PS3 has a HDMI>DVI cable which plugs DVI into my monitor. Which leaves one more slot open (DSUB) which is what I used to plug in my computer, because it used to use VGA with no problem.


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11 Jan 2009   #32
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geoldr View Post
The PS3 has a HDMI>DVI cable which plugs DVI into my monitor. Which leaves one more slot open (DSUB) which is what I used to plug in my computer, because it used to use VGA with no problem.

Doesn't your monitor have HDMI??

EDIT - Never mind, I was looking at a different model, sorry.

Why don't you get a DVI KVM switch and just use it for the DVI to go from your PS3 and Computer to your Monitor?
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11 Jan 2009   #33
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I2aMpAnT View Post
What???

HDMI and DVI are exactly the same except for a different shape and DVI has no Audio signal. They both send uncompressed digital signals.
ROTFLMFAO.

Wow. That was funny.

HDMI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Digital Visual Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

FOr those that also think that HDMI and DVI are the same interface.

In particular, please read the following:

Compatibility with DVI


DVI-HDMI Adapter



HDMI-DVI Adapter


A DVI signal is electrically compatible with an HDMI video signal; no signal conversion needs to take place when an adapter is used, and consequently no loss in video quality occurs.[94] As such HDMI is backward compatible with Digital Visual Interface digital video (DVI-D or DVI-I, but not DVI-A) as used on modern computer monitors and graphics cards. This means that a DVI-D source can drive an HDMI monitor, or vice versa, by means of a suitable adapter or cable. However, the audio and remote-control features of HDMI will not be available.[94] Additionally, not all devices with DVI input support High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Without such support by the device, an HDCP-enabled signal source will suppress output and so prevent the device from receiving HDCP-protected content.[95]
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11 Jan 2009   #34
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
ROTFLMFAO.

Wow. That was funny.

HDMI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Digital Visual Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

FOr those that also think that HDMI and DVI are the same interface.

In particular, please read the following:

Compatibility with DVI


DVI-HDMI Adapter



HDMI-DVI Adapter


A DVI signal is electrically compatible with an HDMI video signal; no signal conversion needs to take place when an adapter is used, and consequently no loss in video quality occurs.[94] As such HDMI is backward compatible with Digital Visual Interface digital video (DVI-D or DVI-I, but not DVI-A) as used on modern computer monitors and graphics cards. This means that a DVI-D source can drive an HDMI monitor, or vice versa, by means of a suitable adapter or cable. However, the audio and remote-control features of HDMI will not be available.[94] Additionally, not all devices with DVI input support High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Without such support by the device, an HDCP-enabled signal source will suppress output and so prevent the device from receiving HDCP-protected content.[95]


You just tried to disprove my point but you actually proved me right.
They ARE the same thing except a different shape and one carries just video.
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11 Jan 2009   #35
johngalt

 

Wrong again - look at the actual Wikis and look at the the Pin out patterns and the general shape.

As in the right hand column of both Wikis.

HDMI can be used *over* DVI-D and DVI-I (but not old school DVI-A connections) and when using DVI-D / I you cannot use HDCP either. Of course, Audio is not carried over DVI connections in the first place....

But, the *main* point is that HDMI specs don't use anything like a DVI connector at all - so to say they are the same is *wrong*. HDMI is backward-compatible to be able to use DVI-D/I connectors, but HDMI *itself* is nothing like a DVI.
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11 Jan 2009   #36
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Oh my apologies for arguing with you Mister Moderator. Won't happen again!
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