Why do large flat screen monitors not have a DVI input??

I was recently looking for a new monitor and noticed when you get above 24'' or so, all the monitors have an HDMI input but no DVI input. Do they make a DVI to HDMI adapter?

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Check again.

    HDMI is DVI-D, single link + HDCP encryption.

    This means that DVI-D to HDMI cables and adapters are readily available.

    But it also means that once you get above the single link bandwidth limit - 1600 by 1200 (full frame) or 1920 by 1200 (widescreen) then HDMI is not capable of carying the signal.

    The higher resolution monitors have to use a (dual link) DVI connector.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes. Here is an example:http://www.octavainc.com/HDMI%20DVI%20adapter.htm If you're in the States, you may want to check Radio Shack. A bit more pricey, maybe, but you'll have it quick.

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