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HDMI - DVI-D cable not working

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#1 asphyxiate9


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:19 PM

I'm a little confused here

I have two monitors, a Samsung S23B350 and a HP 2159m

I tried to connect a DVI-D to HDMI cable to both of my monitors but nothing displays. It doesn't matter what end is connected to the PC, both dont work. But in the long run the DVI end has to be connected to the PC if I want to duel screen because I only have 1 hdmi output.

HDMI-HDMI works fine though, on both monitors.

Is it because it is a DVI-D to HDMI cable? Should I just buy a DVI-D to DVI-D cable? or am I just doing something wrong?

My graphics card is a HD Radeon 6950 if that matters.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

Bear with me.

Due to HDCP, there are HDMI to DVI-D cables/adapters, but no DVI-D to HDMI cables/adapters. You can thank our wonderful copyright protection laws for this.

You will either have to have a video card and monitor with HDMI, or grab a DVI-D to DVI-D cable.

Edited by dpunisher, 23 January 2013 - 12:28 AM.

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#3 asphyxiate9

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:11 AM

Okay thanks, I ordered a DVI-D to DVI-D cable today and hopefully it will work, I was thinking maybe i had a faulty cable but I guess not

thanks :)

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