DVI or HDMI on LCD TV/Monitor

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dalvin200, May 15, 2008.

  1. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    I've just purchased a Samsung 22" HDTV/LCD Monitor and it has a number of connections, including DVI-D and HDMI.

    I currently connect my macbook to my 40" samsung via mini dvi -> dvi-d adapter -> dvi to HDMI and i use a separate audio cable for the sound which works great.

    On the new 22" which has DVI-D and HDMI i'm not sure which route to go down. Do I use the same cabling of mini-DVI to HDMI or just go mini-dvi to DVD-D?

    I'm not sure what the differences are, but I'll mainly be using it for watching content off my macbook and occasional surfing...

    I'm assuming that if i go mini-dvi to dvi-d that i'll also need a separate audio feed similar to what I use on the mini-dvi to hdmi connections.

    If there is no remarkable difference, then probably mini-dvi to dvi-d would work out cheaper on the cabling.. and i assume i'll need the Apple mini-DVI to DVI-D adapter thing too....

    Advice appreciated.

  2. asmith3006 macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2006
    HDMI is just DVI-D with audio in the same cable. There is no quality difference so use whichever is cheaper :) Neither will have audio coming out of your mac dvi port so it doesn't matter.
  3. dalvin200 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    excellent.. thanks you for the info..

    cables ordered :)

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