HDMI Cable to DVI
DVI is used as an abbreviation for Digital Visual Interface. This technology serves the purpose of supplying a high visual quality on all digital devices like computer, HDTV, LCD or any device which has the facility of a display screen. The most general purpose of using this DVI cable is to inter-connect two monitors to experience dual monitor purpose. You can also connect the DVI cable a HDMI cable if your laptop has only a HDMI cable out port. You can also inter-connect your television set to your computer.
HDMI means High-Definition Multimedia Interface, a similar technology to DVI which also inter-connects electronic devices for the purpose of transferring audio and video data. This HDMI cable can also be used to connect any device with your laptop or computer.
If both the technologies and devices provide the same purpose of usage, then why it is that one is superior to the other? A thought to be indeed provoked!
If you offer a gadget freak both the devices and ask him to choose between the two, he would undoubtedly select the HDMI cable. This is because of the advanced technology used by the HDMI cable manufacturers. There are a few unique features embedded in the HDMI cable which are completely missing in the DVI cable.
The first and by large the most important difference between the two is that a HDMI cable facilitates the inter-connection of more than two devices at the same time using only a single cable in place of several other cables. This reduces the cable clutter be a drastic extent. As only a single HDMI cable is required to be used, it makes the installation and upgrading process easy for the user and avoids confusion. Whereas, a single DVI cable can inter-connect only two electronic devices at a time.
A DVI cable compresses the audio and video data in order to speed the transmitting from one device to another. As the data is compressed and uncompressed the signal strength will reduce and there are more chances of the data getting tampered. Hence, it offers low quality display and sound effects. This is completely avoided in a HDMI cable. There are signal boosters which improve the strength of signals and therefore, compressing of data is not required. This enables the HDMI cable to provide high resolution picture and sound quality. The longer HDMI cables have signal boosters too which prevent the data from becoming corrupt. A longer DVI cable would completely hamper the transmitted audio and video data.
However, this is a common myth shared by the tow cables- longer cables are more efficient. This myth is broken by technologists as mentioned above with substantiate proof to support.
The HDMI cable has a feature which is unique to itself. It has a two-way functionality which enables the inter-connected devices to communicate with each other. Along with the communication, the devices scan the capacities of the other devices and while doing so confer a setting in order to ensure the smooth functioning of the transfer process. As the drawbacks of these devices are creased out, a HDMI cable proffers excellent quality output. This two-way functionality is completely missing in a DVI cable lead.
A HDMI cable is backward compatible. The new versions of these HDMI cable leads have also been installed with the older versions of HDMI cables. Hence, it can be used to an old device too. And a person wanting to replace his old HDMI cable can do so without much effort. All he needs to do is buy another HDMI cable of the latest version. This enables him to use it in his new audio and video equipments. But this is not the case in DVI cables. Once a new version of a DVI cable is introduced, the old versions are wiped out of the markets and make it inconvenient for the users.
HDMI cable leads have the bandwidth capacity of 10.2 gigabits which is more than twice the rate required to transmit data signals from all the latest electronic audio and video devices. Whereas, the bandwidth capacity is low in DVI cable leads.
Another feature special to a HDMI cable lead is the Consumer Electronics Control. This set of features facilitates one-touch command even through multiple inter-linked devices of audio and video. This also enables one-touch record and one-touch play. This advantage of a single touch command is not credited to the DVI cable lead.
Both the cable devices are very sensitive to rough use. Both need to be placed away from power cords which can completely hamper the construction of both these cable leads and affect the signal strengths. A minimum distance of six inches should be maintained. The cable leads should not be tugged, manhandled, twined and twisted. This too will hamper the inner construction of the cable leads.