This high-speed 24+1 DVI-D Cable Male HDMI Female Adapter allows you to connect your HDMI-enabled devices to DVI-enabled devices with an existing HDMI cable (not included).
Whether you need to connect a HDMI cable to an older TV, add an additional monitor to your PC using a DVI-D port, or anything in between – this adapter will do it all.
Assembled with premium components, including oxygen free copper and Triple Shielded Gold Plated connectors, this cable is fully compatible with all HDTV formats and supports resolutions of up to 1080p – so streaming netflix to your TV with HD won’t be a problem!
In general there are only two signal types which run through DVI connectors – digital and analogue. These are not compatible with each other.
Now here is where it gets a little tricky – There are generally two different types of DVI connectors – DVI-I and DVI-D. The difference between DVI-I and DVI-D is the PIN layout and the signals in which they support.
DVI-I has more pins and can send out an analog and digital signal where as DVI-D has less pins and can only send out a digital signal.
So which is right for you?
In general – newer hardware is only made to support DVI-D, so as a good rule of thumb – if its a new product then its a good indicator that a DVI-D adapter is required. As with any rule – there are always exceptions, so to be 100% sure – please check the manufacturers spec sheet for your product to see whether a DVI-I or DVI-D adapter is required.