HDMI to DVI adapter / cable


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by getitonbangagong » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:04 pm
I am going to need to use my pi on a DVI monitor.

Having looked around amazon I see adapters can be had for around a fiver. I have noticed there are two flavours HDM male and female.

Am I correct in assuming that:

1. The Pi doesn't ship with any cable, and

2. I would need a DVI adapter with a female connector?
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by grumpyoldgit » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:30 pm
The Pi does not come with any cables.

You will need a male connector. Look at the DVI socket on your monitor. It will be flat with holes in it. The cable needs to have pins sticking out. I can't go any further on the male/female thing without discussing the birds and the bees.
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by JeremyF » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:29 pm
You should know that some adapters are simply male to male cables…makes it a bit easier.

http://www.amazon.com/DVI-HDMI.....038;sr=1-2
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by getitonbangagong » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:31 pm
Ah... my original post was badly worded... I know about the DVI socket I was referring to the gender of the HDMI end!
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by Chromatix » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:09 pm
All HDMI cables from device to device have a plug at each end, not a socket.  It should also be pretty obvious from looking at photos of the beta boards.
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by TheEponymousBob » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:24 pm
Yes, you need female HDMI to male DVI. I used exactly this for my telly box for years, until I got my new HDMI capable telly.

Couple of small things to note: DVI can carry both analogue and digital video; your HDMI cable will only carry digital. So although most DVI-capable monitors support digital, I believe a very few are analogue only, and it may be worth checking to be sure. Secondly, HDMI carries both video and audio, but DVI is video only. You"ll therefore need to use the separate audio output from the RPi board.
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by grumpyoldgit » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:43 pm
Again, without going into the whole gynaecological thing again, the HDMI end you will need is male, as it fits inside the female HDMI socket on the Pi. At least, that is how it was explained to me in the sex education class at school.
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by TheEponymousBob » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:55 pm
Grumpyoldgit

Again, without going into the whole gynaecological thing again, the HDMI end you will need is male, as it fits inside the female HDMI socket on the Pi. At least, that is how it was explained to me in the sex education class at school.


Ah yes, for a single cable it would indeed need to be male HDMI to male DVI. I was talking about an adaptor; a one-piece female HDMI to male DVI plug, which you"d use in conjunction with a normal male-to-male HDMI cable.

There"s me trying to clarify things, and only adding more confusion!

Edit: This would work; or this plus this.
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by getitonbangagong » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:18 am
Thanks to Grumpy and Bob for the constructive answers and erm.. thanks to Chromatix for his assumptions.
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by grumpyoldgit » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:58 am
I looked at the whole cable/adapter thing as my monitor has a DVI socket. In the end I realised I could get an HDMI/DVI cable from Amazon for £2.43, p&p free.
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by getitonbangagong » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:40 am
Yup, that's a no-brainer at that price, cheers.
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