HDMI to DVI Cables
Tartan HDMI to DVI Cables
HDMI cable is a relatively new type of home video connection, supported on most high-definition displays and sources and on some standard-definition equipment as well. HDMI is backward-compatible with single-link DVI-D type connections, so in the vast majority of cases, devices with DVI-D or DVI-I jacks can be successfully connected to HDMI devices with a DVI to HDMI cable. HDMI/DVI cable carries what amounts basically to a digital version of RGB video, and because the DVI standard does not support embedded audio, this connection will carry video but no audio. Our standard HDMI/DVI cable is a 24 AWG tinned-copper cable, made by Copartner, a leading Chinese producer of HDMI cable; we've chosen it for reliable performance coupled with a very reasonable price. These cables are rated CL2, making them lawful for in-wall installations in National Electrical Code jurisdictions.
Certain questions come up repeatedly involving DVI/HDMI cable, so we'll try to anticipate and answer a few of those here:
- An HDMI to DVI cable is the same thing as a DVI to HDMI cable; it will work in either direction.
- An HDMI to DVI cable cannot be used in connection with a DVI-to-VGA adapter or any other arrangement to route analog video into or out of digital ports.
- Some HDMI to DVI cables may have more pins in the DVI connector than ours does. These pins represent DVI-A analog connections or DVI-D Dual Link connections; when they are present, they are not connected to anything. The absence of these pins from our cables does not affect function in any way.
- A DVI-D plug can be plugged into a DVI-I socket; if your device has a DVI-I socket, it will work with this cable as long as it accepts (or puts out) a digital DVI signal.