PC to monitor correct cable?

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  1. Posts : 124
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
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    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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       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 124
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    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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    Yes the cable you have will be fine.
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  5. Posts : 124
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       #5

    ok thanks!
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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! :)
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  7. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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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.
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  8. Posts : 124
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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 :)

    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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    AddRAM said:
    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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    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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