ATI DVI connector question

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Dennis Q. Wilson, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. This may be a dumb question, but when you attach the DVI connector to
    the All-in-Wonder 9600XT's analog output, what exactly happens? I know
    the analog signal coming from the output is converted from digital
    first. Does the connector convert the this signal BACK to digital, or
    does it cause the card not to do a digital-to-analog conversion first,
    instead passing along the pure digital signal?

    Thanks to anyone who can answer this.
    Dennis Q. Wilson, Mar 9, 2005
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  2. I'm in the mood to speculate.

    Lots of video cards put different kinds of outputs on separate sets of
    pins in one plug. Then they have different cable adapters that wire
    only the desired set of pins at the card end to the appropriate pins of
    the output plug at the display end.

    Might be the case here...

    Gene E. Bloch, Mar 10, 2005
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  3. Dennis Q. Wilson

    V Green Guest

    Exactly so. DVI connectors also incorporate
    pins that carry analog signals. No converting is
    going on.

    I used to have a great link to a site that sells
    DVI cables, and had lots of info on this, but I
    can't find it now...
    V Green, Mar 10, 2005
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