HDMI to DVI Adapters
Video signal transmission and transfer has been going on since the inception of video devices. The means of transfer have evolved over the years with the change in technology for audio and video devices. There was a time when a simple S-video cable would be connected to VCRs everyday as there was no other means of watching recorded videos. Over the years VCRs gave way to DVD players and simple VGA televisions gave way to high definition televisions. Because of the changing technology for the manufacture of devices the cables that carry video and audio signals have also evolved.
There are times when both the input and the output device cannot communicate without some sort of device that converts video signals from one form to another. This is required especially for devices that need to convert HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) signals to DVI (Digital Video Interface) compatible form.
The need to convert signals comes from the need to have to devices that run on different bandwidths work together to provide users a clearer and better video experience than before. To understand why this is needed, we first need to understand what the differences between DVI and HDMI devices are.
Whenever a new technology is brought in market there are a few requirements that have to be looked at by the manufacturers and designers. DVI is a video display interface that is used to attach a video display device with a video input or source device.
When DVI technology was introduced, it was made an industry standard that is used for the transfer of different digital film content to and from a display device. Uncompressed digital video are transmitted and are arranged to support several digital and analog modes.
DVI got its popularity because of its compatibility with VGA interface and also analog connections. This was the reason that DVI cables became used excessively in the computer industry. Over the years the cables became popular for HDTVs and DVD players.
There are three different DVI cable formats that are used widely in all industries. DVI-analog, DVI-digital and DVI-Integrated cables are used for connecting different devices. Analog cables are used to connect VGA monitors because these cables carry the same signals as VGA devices.
DVI-Digital cables are used to connect video cards and LCD monitors. Since the signals are transferred without any conversion the image quality is much better and the signals travel much faster. DVI-Integrated cables provide both analog and digital signals when needed. This does not mean that digital and analog signals are interchangeable.
These cables provide a compact interface for both audio and video from an HDMI device to a digital device that has some sort of audio compatibility. HDMI is basically an alternative that was created for all analog standards when new digital technology became a mass production. Since it is a replacement for many different analog signals that are used popularly, there are a set of cable connectors that are available to transfer any PC video or uncompressed television format that include high definition, 3D video, enhanced and standard signals.
HDMI cables are compatible with all DVI signals. Therefore when used with DVI devices, there is no need to convert signals from a DVI format to HDMI format. Since it caters to many different video standards, the connector cables can be either single link or dual link along with a higher resolution.
There are five different types of connector types for HDMI cables. The connectors can be connected with any standard HDMI cable. HDMI cables are used extensively with HD DVD players, Blu-Ray Disc, Camcorders, digital cameras, personal computers, mobile phones and tablet computers. To add to the compatibility of HDMI cables, televisions that work on analog signals can be easily used with HDMI cables using a simple digital to analog converter.
HDMI to DVI Adapters
Technology changes very often nowadays. Before the new millennia, people did not have to worry about how to connect their television with a VCR or a camcorder. One wire could do the work simply without involving any technical know how.
Generally all cables work the same way. One end of the cable is connected with one device and the other is connected to another device. Traditional cables are used to transmit data using simple VGA input. Over the years, cables were modified because of the technological changes and the advent of LCD screens. Many current devices still have built in compatibility to accept analog signals when there is need however, the more recent technologies are removing such options.
DVI and HDMI are the most common type of digital cables that are used nowadays. There are times when a device that uses DVI signals needs to be connected with an HDMI device. These devices are connected using HDMI to DVI adapters or DVI to HDMI cables depending on the situation and your own acceptance of the adapter or cable.
HDMI to DVI adapters are available readily and are used extensively because they are affordable. These adapters are used to connect HDMI cables with monitors or televisions that allow DVI inputs. These adapters do not harm the quality of video in any way because DVI devices also use digital signals like HDMI cables.
An HDMI to DVI adapter allows you to easily connect slightly older DVI devices with the latest HDMI components and still provide good HD quality video on the screen. This adapter allows flexibility at an affordable price.
Since the technology used to transfer data uses digital signals it is better if a DVI-D connection is used prior to the HDMI-DVI adapter. DVI-Analog cables can lead to loss of signals, therefore when an HDMI to DVI adapter is used with analog cables it results in a low video quality and heavy signal losses. To have good quality signal it is important to use DVI-D cables with the adapter. HDMI to DVI adapters allow you to easily connect different devices with a small device that is budget friendly.