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    HDMI to DVI / converter question

    Got a new DVD player [ not HD, but this one has up-scaling etc ]
    On the back is an HDMI connector, on the back of my TV is DVI
    Now I am not paying Maplins £30 for a HDMI to DVI cable when you can get a HDMI to HDMI cable for £10 & a HDMI to DVI converter for around £7

    My question - if I use a HDMI to DVI converter - do I loose any quaility ?

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    You shouldn't lose any quality, but just so you know - HDMI transfers both video and sound. DVI only transfers video, but not sound.

    I've managed to find a HDMI to DVI cable for £2.99 in 10 seconds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    You shouldn't lose any quality, but just so you know - HDMI transfers both video and sound. DVI only transfers video, but not sound.

    I've managed to find a HDMI to DVI cable for £2.99 in 10 seconds
    Thanks - but I want it NOW !!!!
    The sound will be via the coax slot going through to my amp so that won't be a problem.

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    Any good local electrical store should stock this item, but expect to pay a lot more (as you've found out). Most suppliers offer next day delivery, but it's now 17:47 as I am typing this, so you've probably missed the deadline for next day delivery!

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    It may or may not work depending on HDCP however.

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    Does not really matter now, just fired the player up and it's clearly faulty as it won't play a load of my DVDs which play ok on my other players.
    Scan.co.uk can have it straight back and give me a full refund - [ not surprised after seing the state of the box when it arrived ]

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    I got one from asda £10

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