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Any quality difference between displayport to HDMI and DVI to HDMI adapters?

#1DuranOfForcenaPosted 7/5/2014 11:58:38 AM
I currently have my computer hooked up to my 40" Sony TV that's on my entertainment center, and I game and stuff from the couch with a wireless setup. I've been wanting to do a dual-monitor setup for awhile now, with the second screen being wall-mounted above where the first one is. I have a GTX770 and it only has one HDMI port. It has a DVI and a displayport as well, so I'm gonna have to get an HDMI adapter for one of them. Does anyone know if it will make any difference between the two?
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#2MyDogSkipPosted 7/5/2014 1:38:02 PM
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#3MyDogSkipPosted 7/5/2014 1:38:46 PM
The video quality would be the same.
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#4LvthnPosted 7/5/2014 1:39:43 PM
...why not just wire one monitor with DisplayPort?
#5MyDogSkipPosted 7/5/2014 1:42:01 PM(edited)
Lvthn posted...
...why not just wire one monitor with DisplayPort?


Plenty of monitors don't have displayport. If he's using HDMI instead of DVI, though, it sounds like it's a TV.
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#6LvthnPosted 7/5/2014 1:43:18 PM
MyDogSkip posted...
Lvthn posted...
...why not just wire one monitor with DisplayPort?


Plenty of monitors don't have displayport. If he's using HDMI instead of DVI, though, it sounds like it's a TV.


Fair enough, I figured at least one is a monitor, and most I've looked at lately have had displayport, but nothing wrong with an adapter. Don't think there's any loss in quality at all.
#7NicoC96Posted 7/5/2014 1:55:09 PM
HDMI and DVI are REALLY similar. The video portion is the same really, so any adapters are passive. The differences come in other areas, like HDMI carries sound and even ethernet on the newer revisions. My suggestion would be to just buy a DVI to HDMI cord, more compact and simpler.
#8DuranOfForcena(Topic Creator)Posted 7/5/2014 1:56:27 PM
Uhhh... the only type of picture-displaying device I even mentioned in the OP was a TV. I don't know why you would assume that I would be using anything else.

But anyway, if there is no difference in quality in either, then I'll probably go with the HDMI to DVI since it's 2 bucks cheaper compared to the cheapest ones of both that I found.
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#9DuranOfForcena(Topic Creator)Posted 7/5/2014 1:57:36 PM
NicoC96 posted...
HDMI and DVI are REALLY similar. The video portion is the same really, so any adapters are passive. The differences come in other areas, like HDMI carries sound and even ethernet on the newer revisions. My suggestion would be to just buy a DVI to HDMI cord, more compact and simpler.


The wall mount I'm buying for 18 bucks comes with a 6 foot HDMI cable though.
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#10LvthnPosted 7/5/2014 2:11:35 PM
DuranOfForcena posted...
Uhhh... the only type of picture-displaying device I even mentioned in the OP was a TV. I don't know why you would assume that I would be using anything else.

But anyway, if there is no difference in quality in either, then I'll probably go with the HDMI to DVI since it's 2 bucks cheaper compared to the cheapest ones of both that I found.


"I've been wanting to do a dual-monitor setup for awhile now"

That's not exactly unambiguously "two TVs."