HDMI/DVI-M or D. What does the M and D mean?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ClemsonGLI, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. ClemsonGLI macrumors newbie

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    I have been trying to find an DVI to HDMI cable for my Powerbook. I keep finding cables listed as DVI-D or M or I. I have done searches and not found any real information on the difrence between them. I want to know if it matters or which one i should be looking for. THANKS

    http://cgi.ebay.com/6-FT-GOLD-PLATED-HDMI-M-TO-DVI-D-M-CABLE-FOR-HDTV-DVD_W0QQitemZ190202443539QQihZ009QQcategoryZ149974QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262

    http://cgi.ebay.com/6-FT-24K-GOLD-SUPER-PREMIUM-HDMI-TO-DVI-CERTIFIED-CABLE_W0QQitemZ180219523510QQihZ008QQcategoryZ149974QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262
     
  2. scr1968 macrumors regular

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    "DVI-I" stands for "DVI-Integrated" and supports both digital and analog. In other words it works with both digital and traditional monitors. "DVI-D" stands for "DVI-Digital" and supports digital transfers only.

    I think "M" is a proprietary connection. Don't know anything about it.

    SCR
     
  3. ClemsonGLI thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So does it really matter what i buy since its going from my mac (DVI) to the LCD TV (HDMI)?

    Thanks for the help
     

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