HDMI to DVI Cables


Many new components have HDMI® ports, but sometimes you may still have a DVI monitor or cable box. In this case a HDMI® to DVI-D cable would be used. This cable connects HDMI® devices to DVI-D devices and supports resolutions up to 1080p. This would be necessary if a cable box or PC has a DVI out, but the monitor or other device only has HDMI® in.

Essentially, the video portion would be the same quality as an HDMI® to HDMI® cable, but the main difference is that DVI only supports video. If you are using an HDMI® to DVI cable you will still need a separate cable to transmit audio such as an RCA cable. HDMI® is backwards compatible with DVI, and the HDMI® detects the DVI on the other end and switches to the DVI protocol.

These cables support the HDMI® Spec 1.4, and are RoHS compliant.

Types of HDMI Cables 

® cable features an internal wiring architecture that makes the solution applicable for a variety of purposes. 
With that in mind, let's take a look at the various HDMI cable types that are available: 
Standard HDMI cable

The standard HDMI cable is exactly what you'd expect. It carries high-definition video and audio from a source device to the monitor, TV screen, projector or similar display solution. 
Standard HDMI cable with Ethernet

The name says it all here. The standard HDMI cable with Internet does everything that a standard HDMI solution - carrying HD video and audio between devices - while also serving as an Ethernet connection between those two devices. It is important to note that the devices at both sides of the connection need to be equipped with HDMI Ethernet Channel ports to make the solution work.
Standard automotive HDMI cable

This HDMI cable is designed to meet the unique signal requirements in automotive vehicles. These wires do not feature Ethernet functionality, but do handle audio and video transmission.
High speed HDMI cable

This is the cable to use when you want to support 4K resolutions, 3D movies or similar advanced features. The high speed HDMI cable is built to support these advanced technologies as well as deep color functionality.
High speed HDMI cable with Ethernet

Like before, the name tells you what you need to know. High speed HDMI cables with Ethernet provide everything you want from a high speed HDMI cable, but also give you the dedicated data channel.
The HDMI standard has been built with common-sense nomenclature, making it much easier to know what you are getting into when you invest in a cabling solution. At the same time, the diverse solutions on display within the HDMI framework are making the technology a cable of choice for a wide range of technology deployments.

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