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The AmazonBasics HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable connects your DVI-equipped computer, or any other device with a DVI connection, to your home theater or any other device that utilizes an HDMI connection. You can also use it to connect source devices with an HDMI connection, like Blu-Ray, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360, to a DVI-equipped monitor or television set. This cable supports high-bandwidth, uncompressed video, and provides your system with high-definition video quality.
High-quality, gold-plated connectors help resist corrosion for a long life and signal purity.Recommended Uses: Connecting your computer, or any other DVI-equipped device to an HDMI-equipped HDTV or other digital display Connecting your HDMI-enabled devices (computer, Blu-Ray, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360) to a DVI-equipped monitor or TVTechnical Specifications: Connector Type: HDMI A Male TO DVI 24+1Male Connector Plating: Gold Cable Length: 9.8 ft./3.0 m Transfer Speed: 1920×1200 Jacket: PVC, black Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty [PDF] Documentation: Helpful Hints [PDF] HDMI to DVI for Quality Video Transmission
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the only industry-standard interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data. HDMI cables are intended for use with a wide range of everyday electronic components, such as computers and a home theater system’s screen. HDMI provides video, especially at high resolutions, and renders small, high-contrast details, such as text, in high quality. DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a video-interface standard that provides quality transmissions on digital display devices such as flat-panel LCD computer displays and digital projectors. Audio will need to be transmitted through a separate audio cable(s) or through a fiber-optic (Toslink) cable as the DVI connector of this cable is not fitted for audio capability.
For Use with Computers, Blu-Ray Players, and Game Consoles
This cable offers optimal support for resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 and is intended to connect computers and other source components with HDMI outputs–such as Blu-Ray players or Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 game consoles–to DVI-equipped televisions or monitors.
Turn Your Computer into a Home-Theater Center
The AmazonBasics HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable is intended to connect computers with DVI connections–such as home-theater PCs, Mac minis, and some laptops–to an HDMI-equipped HDTV, projector, or other display device.
For office professionals, you can use this cable to create quality presentations using your projector. For home users, the cable will help you turn your computer into a virtual home-entertainment center, so you can watch all your computer-based media on your home-theater screen.
Gold-Plated Connectors for Superior Conductivity
This AmazonBasics cable features shielding, a durable PVC outer layer, gold-plated HDMI A Male to DVI 24+1 Male connectors that resist corrosion while offering optimum signal transfer. To ensure compatibility, it's best to check your component product manuals to determine what kind of connections your components require.
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Warranty and Helpful Hints
This cable is backed by an AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty. To view the full AmazonBasics warranty, click here. If you are having trouble connecting your components with this cable, click here for the AmazonBasics HDMI/DVI Helpful Hints Guide [PDF].
What's in the Box
HDMI to DVI multi-shielded adapter cable (9.8 feet / 3.0 meters) and warranty card.
Pricing these from other big box stores found this to be about 1/3 of the price. Those store will tell you that their product is better, lasts longer, not as much heat, blah, blah. Well…
1) I see no difference in picture quality between this and more expensive brand names.
2) Heat? Off an HDMI>DVI cable. Ummmm, I have no idea what the Best Buy guy was talking about.
3) I can buy this one 3 times and still spend less money.
This is the best bet all around
This cable works great for making digital connections from a notebook with a HDMI port to an external monitor with a DVI port.
The build quality seems to be very good and as I expected, the picture quality was significantly better than the one I was replacing. No more artifact or oversaturated colors, so I’m happy.
I guess another thing that I was happy about was the “frustration free” packaging. I had looked at some more expensive cables at several local retailers and they were packaged in the impenetrable hard plastic, vulcanized shut, clamshells that need to be cut open with a scalpel, sawzall and EMT scissors. I knew I was surely saving myself an additional trip to the ER to stitch a limb back on after trying to cut open one of those crazy packaging jobs that are designed to keep honest people out. So thanks to Amazon, all I had to do was open the box, undo a twist tie and hook the cable up and it was working. No bloodletting involved.
Wow. Best $8 I’ve ever spent.