Will an HDMI to DVI converter provide the same quality as a regular HDMI cable?

My graphics card and monitor both support HDMI. However, for some odd reason I can't fit my HDMI cable into my graphics card because it's too fat (even with the HDMI-mini converter) so I was thinking of just using an HDMI to DVI converter and stick the DVI end of the cable into my graphics card.

Will I still get the same HDMI quality of a single HDMI cable rather than a converter?

Update:

I have a GTX 460

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  • Chad
    Lv 4
    10 years ago
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    First what graphic card do you have? Yes if you go from dvi to hdmi it will still be HD.

    I have read that people had that problem of there included mini hdmi not fitting. Well I would just use the hdmi to dvi as its the same signal and there is no difference. But they are cheap if you ever do need one.

    http://www.amazon.com/PTC-Premium-Gold-Mini-Cable/...

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Convert Hdmi To Dvi

  • 5 years ago

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    Will an HDMI to DVI converter provide the same quality as a regular HDMI cable?

    My graphics card and monitor both support HDMI. However, for some odd reason I can't fit my HDMI cable into my graphics card because it's too fat (even with the HDMI-mini converter) so I was thinking of just using an HDMI to DVI converter and stick the DVI end of the cable into my graphics...

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  • zurna3
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    Yes both are digital signals - if the cable can carry the signal then they'll be the same quality. There are limits on resolution of DVI and HDMI cables of course which are diffrent.

    Limits are as follows:

    DVI Single Link - 1915x1436 @ 60hz or 1854x1483 or 2098x1311 depending on screen ratio

    DVI Dual Link (most DVI cables) - Limited by copper bandwidth - (can display 4k and higher - so you prob won't hit it)

    HDMI (1-1.2) 1080p - 1920x1200 @ 60 hz 24 bpp

    HDMI 1.3 - 2560x1600 @ 60 hz 24bpp

    HDMI 1.4 4096x2160 24bpp 24p (4k)

    The main advantage of HDMI is the HDMI standard can support audio. There is no loss in video quality at all if you use a HDMI to DVI converter they are "pin compatible" and as the signal is digital there will not be any signal degradation at all.

    Source(s): My knowledge and experience combined with some of Wikipedia's awesome :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interf... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI
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  • 10 years ago

    Specs wise no, but honestly you cant tell a difference with your naked eye. It looks amazing anyway. That is, of course, if you have good quality output.

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