Digital Visual Interface is a interface for the transmission of video between a source device and a display device.

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HDMI vs Component vs VGA vs DVI vs DisplayPort

What are the pros and cons of each of these different display adapters and cables? From what I can understand, HDMI offers the ability to send audio along the same cable as well as the ability to do ...
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Looking for a real DisplayPort hub/splitter [closed]

In my search for a new display, I came across the Dell Multi-Monitor Hub MMH11, which seemed to be an alternative to my search for daisy-chainable DisplayPort displays. However, before I cave and ...
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How can I use a DVI splitter cable on 1 DVI port?

I have a GTX 275 video card with 2 DVI ports. I already run 2 monitors, but I've seen cables that plug into one DVI port and split into 2 more connectors. Is there some special trick to getting this ...
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3 Monitors, 1 graphics card

I have a Nvidia GT 120 graphics card. It has a VGA, DVI and DMI output. Can I have 3 monitors with this? One for each port. Also if not, can I use DVI and HDMI and have 2 monitors. I know I can do 2 ...
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Converting DisplayPort and/or HDMI to DVI-D?

Newer Radeon video cards come with four ports standard: DVI (x2) HDMI DisplayPort If I want to run three 24" monitors, all of which are DVI only, from this video card -- is it possible to ...
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Multiple Monitors with one DisplayPort

I've read that DisplayPort supports multiple monitors. My question is how can I connect 3 monitors with one display port, is there such a splitter? I have 2 DVI monitors and one VGA (which I could use ...
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Is there any DVI to HDMI converter with audio? [closed]

I have a laptop with VGA and DVI outputs, but no HDMI. I want to connect it to a HDMI TV. Is there any DVI→HDMI converter that also grabs audio? Obviously, the DVI port does not carry audio signal, ...
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Does a HDMI-to-DVI (dual link) adapter exist? I don't care about the price

My monitor supports full-resolution display (2560x1440) only when connected to through either the DVI-D dual link port, or the DisplayPort. My laptop, though, has neither of these two kinds of ...
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Windows 7 blank DVI screen

I've just upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I had an issue during installation; after setup rebooted instead of going to the 'Completing installation' screen I just got a blank screen. I ...
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Windows 8.1 triple monitors - can't enable all 3 at the same time

Today decided to update from Win8 Pro to Win8.1. Everything was fine with enabled 3 monitors (Extended mode, not Eyefinity) at the same time. But after update can't enable 3d monitor, only 2 could be ...
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How to connect two computers to one monitor

I have a monitor with one DVI input but I have a PC and a MacBook Air. I have the cable to convert the Macs output to DVI which works fine but I don't want to have to keep pulling out the monitor ...
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Is it safe to hot-plug a DVI cable?

Is it safe to unplug a monitor connected via a DVI cable to a computer that's powered on?
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Why my LCD monitor backlight turns off?

As long as I used my VGA cable, my LCD monitor worked fine. But when I switched to my DVI cable, sometimes my monitor turns off. When it happens the power light still on, the screen is dark but the ...
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using HDMI out to serve multiple monitors

I have a Sony Viao laptop (VPCF1) with a single VGA out and a single HDMI out. I'd like to use the laptop in a "docking station" configuration with two DFP monitors and the laptop screen closed. I ...
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DVI-I - Single Link vs Dual Link

I have two DVI-I to VGA adapters yet each one is different. From what I can tell one is a single link and the other a dual link DVI-I adapter. I read some about this on wikipedia but I get lost in ...
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Can I use an nVidia Geforce 9600GT for triple-monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 3 Monitors, 1 graphics card My work PC has (as you can guess from the title) a single Geforce 9600GT card. According to the spec page for this card, both DVI ports are ...
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DVI-D vs. DVI-I: Is the digital video quality any different?

Since DVI-D is all digital and DVI-I is digital and analog, I am wondering if DVI-I sacrifices any digital quality in order to also support analog.
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Mini DisplayPort -> DVI -> VGA?

I have a Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter which I use to connect my MacBook to a screen that has DVI input. I also have a screen with VGA only input which I want to be able to use, so instead of buying ...
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Maximum resolution through VGA/DVI/HDMI(/etc)?

I know the original VGA standard was meant to output 640x480 and that other standards over the original VGA connector are developed to output a higher resolution. (SVGA, XGA, etc.) But I was wondering ...
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Mac Mini HDMI-to-DVI to VGA-to-Monitor?

I just purchased a Mac Mini and totally forgot that Apple upgraded to Mini DisplayPort (I still have the mini-vga to vga cable on my MacBook). So what next? Do I have to buy a Mini DisplayPort to VGA ...
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Second monitor with an Intel iMac?

Is anyone able to attach a second monitor to their Intel iMac? Trying to connect a Dell 1909W monitor - the connection is DVI cable plugging into an Apple DVI-to-Displayport adapter which is ...
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ATI graphics card to feed three monitors

Assuming the monitors can take any kind of port and signal (digital/analog, DVI/HTMI, VGA, DisplayPort) so as to keep this only video card related: I'm looking to get a three-monitor setup using a ...
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laptop sees two connections when HD TV is plugged, but no image

With Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008) and Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel Linux 3.2.0-68-generic-pae, when I connect it to an HD TV via the micro-DVI to DVI (Apple adapter) --> DVI to HDMI (I tried two ...
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How can I connect a DVI monitor to the VGA port in my laptop?

Is there a device I can buy that will convert the analog signal to digital?
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Is there a KVM switch that supports *dual monitors* using DVI or HDMI?

I have been looking for a KVM switch that I could hook up to my laptop docking station so that I could dock my work laptop at home, flip a switch, and have my laptop use my home PC's keyboard, mouse, ...
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How can I get my dual monitors to work in Windows 7, after no online solutions work?

I will start by saying this is the first time I have tried to perform this particular task, however, I am an IT professional, and I do know my way around a computer. The problem is I can't "extend" ...
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What is YCbCr444?

I just brought home my first HD monitor, a ViewSonic VX2753mh, hooked it up, and began looking at the settings. Immediately, I noticed a very distinct "washed-out" feel to the colors. Googling around, ...
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3 Monitors powered from a Nvidia fx580

I have a NVidia FX580 card in a Dell Precision T1500. The outputs of the back of the card are DVI and 2x displayport. I tried to run 3 screens from the DVI + 2x displayport to dvi adaptors, but the ...
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Dual monitor setup: DVI + VGA or DVI + DVI?

I am looking to buy a new graphics card to run dual LCD monitors. I notice that quite a few cards only have one DVI and one VGA port. Will I notice any difference in picture quality in a card that ...
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MacBook Pro (with DVI) to HDMI, including audio - possible?

I have a MacBook Pro with DVI. I'd like to hook it up to my living room TV for movies and such but I want to keep it out of the way. I already have HDMI cables run to the basement where I have a ...
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Does DVI to VGA monitor connection have the better display quality

I have a motherboard with a DVI port and a monitor with a VGA port. I am currently using VGA to VGA cable. If I change to DVI do I need a monitor with a DVI port or will the DVI to VGA cable work ...
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1080p LCD not entirely filled up

I have recently build a new machine with XFX ATi Radeon 5830 for GPU. I have an Asus LCD VH236H monitor which supports 1080p resolution yet when I have it set to the recommended 1080p resolution the ...
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PCIe network card deactivate DVI output (but NOT VGA output) on Shuttle SG41J1+

It's all in the title :) Inserting a network card (or any other PCIe card, RAID controller, SAS, etc ) in the PCIe 16x slot of the Shuttle SG41J1 deactivate the DVI output. The VGA output still works ...
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Are there any situations where a DVI-D dual-link cable can't be used in place of a single-link cable?

As far as I understand, DVI-D dual-link cables (24 pins) should be backwards compatible with single-link cables (18 pins). However, my monitor is working fine with a short single-link cable, but ...
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Can a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable support resolutions above 1920x1200?

Is it theoretically possible for a cheapo Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable or adapter to support resolutions above 1920 × 1200, e.g. 2560 × 1440 (QHD)? Or is it always ...
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DVI to VGA or a VGA to DVI cables

I have a DVI graphics card. And I need to connect with a LCD with VGA port. Which cable I need for this: DVI to VGA (female) or a VGA(female) to DVI cables
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Windows 7 flash monitor black?

I have a laptop connected to a monitor that uses Displayport. My monitor flashes black for a split second randomly while connected to Displayport but does not while connected via DVI out. I've ...
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DVI to HDMI cable problem

I connect my PC to my TV using a DVI to HDMI cable. The problem is that if the resolution is higher than 720p, the image on the TV screen starts to deteriorate ( you can clearly see small green dots ...