How to Connect DVI to HDMI


Although the video card on your computer or your electronic device may have a DVI output, your computer monitor or HD television may feature only HDMI inputs. You can still link your computer or electronic device to the display via a DVI-to-HDMI adapter. These adapters are relatively inexpensive and available at most electronics and computer stores. You will also need to procure an HDMI cable if you do not already own one.

Things You'll Need

  • DVI-to-HDMI adapter
  • HDMI cable
  • Connect the DVI-to-HDMI adapter to your computer video card or your electronic device DVI output.

  • Insert one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI adapter connector.

  • Insert the other end of the HDMI cable into the display device's HDMI input. If you have more than one HDMI input, make note of the the port identification number.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also purchase a dual DVI-HDMI cable with one DVI connector and one HDMI connector.
  • You may have to connect an RCA audio cable to your television or display in order to receive sound.
  • If connecting a computer to a display, ensure that you have the most recent drivers for your video card.

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