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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:44 am    Post subject: DVI to HDMI Reply with quote

so i am planning on puchasing a mini in the next month or so and had one quick question... I have a 42" hd lcd projection tv with hdmi input, if i get a cord that goes from dvi to hdmi and plug my new mini in with it, will there be any problems? thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: DVI to HDMI Reply with quote

AcoustiPlaya wrote:
so i am planning on puchasing a mini in the next month or so and had one quick question... I have a 42" hd lcd projection tv with hdmi input, if i get a cord that goes from dvi to hdmi and plug my new mini in with it, will there be any problems? thanks


Yes, it won't work.

The electrical specifications of an HDMI interface and a DVI interface are different. It is not simply a matter of changing a connec tor and using a different pinout. For that reason, I think you'll find that no such cables exist.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: DVI to HDMI Reply with quote

Ranter wrote:
AcoustiPlaya wrote:
so i am planning on puchasing a mini in the next month or so and had one quick question... I have a 42" hd lcd projection tv with hdmi input, if i get a cord that goes from dvi to hdmi and plug my new mini in with it, will there be any problems? thanks


Yes, it won't work.

The electrical specifications of an HDMI interface and a DVI interface are different. It is not simply a matter of changing a connec tor and using a different pinout. For that reason, I think you'll find that no such cables exist.


You sure about that Smile

http://www.gefen.com/kvm/cables/dvi2hdmi.jsp
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: DVI to HDMI Reply with quote

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AcoustiPlaya wrote:
so i am planning on puchasing a mini in the next month or so and had one quick question... I have a 42" hd lcd projection tv with hdmi input, if i get a cord that goes from dvi to hdmi and plug my new mini in with it, will there be any problems? thanks


Yes, it won't work.

The electrical specifications of an HDMI interface and a DVI interface are different. It is not simply a matter of changing a connec tor and using a different pinout. For that reason, I think you'll find that no such cables exist.


You sure about that Smile

http://www.gefen.com/kvm/cables/dvi2hdmi.jsp


I was sure, but apparently I was also wrong Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:28 pm    Post subject: Re: DVI to HDMI Reply with quote

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AcoustiPlaya wrote:
so i am planning on puchasing a mini in the next month or so and had one quick question... I have a 42" hd lcd projection tv with hdmi input, if i get a cord that goes from dvi to hdmi and plug my new mini in with it, will there be any problems? thanks


Yes, it won't work.

The electrical specifications of an HDMI interface and a DVI interface are different. It is not simply a matter of changing a connec tor and using a different pinout. For that reason, I think you'll find that no such cables exist.


You sure about that Smile

http://www.gefen.com/kvm/cables/dvi2hdmi.jsp


I was sure, but apparently I was also wrong Smile


Smile For the record, I was not trying to bust your chops Ranter.. On a number of occassions your posts on these forums have really helped this switcher out...

Thanks...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:40 pm    Post subject: Re: DVI to HDMI Reply with quote

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Smile For the record, I was not trying to bust your chops Ranter.. On a number of occassions your posts on these forums have really helped this switcher out...

Thanks...


No problem, my friend. I hate to give bad advice, and I appreciate that you set me straight on this issue.

Your message was to the point and friendly, no reason for me to take offense Smile
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