Hello Skooter Blog readers, Today I talk about a DVI 24 5 / M to HDMI / F (HDMI/F to DVI 24 5/M Adapter) acquired on DealExtreme. This adapter can be plugged into a DVI video card for computers or other devices so they offer an HDMI output. Thus, HDMI cable can be used to connect them to TVs, projectors, etc.
The DVI are the most used in video cards today. Virtually all modern video card has one or more of them, HDMI outputs but only now started to appear in video cards. That is where it comes the DVI 24 5 / M to HDMI / F (HDMI/F to DVI 24 5/M Adapter). The HDMI standard provides a certain compatibility with the DVI, so that this adapter is completely passive, only mapping the pin DVI to HDMI. Note, however, the standard DVI does not transmit audio, therefore the HDMI adapter also will not have the audio, that should be taken to the TV / Projector / Home Theater / etc. otherwise.
Note also that this adapter includes 5 pins of the analog signal can also be supplied via DVI, despite the analog signal is not used in the HDMI, it does not support analog signals. This is only a problem if the DVI video card or device does not rely on the input to these 5 pins. All video cards that have already tested with DVI input for all 24+5 pins, but it is good check for not buying an adapter useless.
I've been using a DVI 24 5 / M to HDMI / F these to connect a PC with a video card with DVI output (but without HDMI) on a TV. The adapter came with the card. That way I can watch videos and play emulators of old consoles (Atari 2600, Master System, NES, Super Nintendo, MAME, etc.) on your big screen TV. The TV has a HDMI input you have with two RCA inputs for analog audio that work perfectly for my setup. If you have a home theater could also connect the audio directly with a cable plugged into the optical output optical sound card or motherboard (for onboard sound).
Only this DVI 24 5 / M to HDMI / F Now I bought ended up being a somewhat misguided purchase. I was needing a new monitor and was convinced to buy a Samsung FX2490HD, LED monitor de 24″ which also features digital TV tuner, which struck me as an interesting bonus. But, bizonhamente, Samsung did not include a DVI monitor this, what seems a huge mistake, Since most computers use the DVI output. So, FX2490HD owners are forced to use an analog cable output VGA video card, whose image quality is lower. This type of output is now also disappearing, even though the same signal can be obtained through the DVI output pins of the analog signal, and um aí adapter is used. A alternative, not to lose image quality, é um use DVI 24 5 / M to HDMI / F and an HDMI cable, FX2490HD since at least has HDMI input, DVI since been forgotten. Thus, I decided to move forward with the purchase of DVI 24 5 / M to HDMI / F, because I knew he would take to reach. And with the request made, enough to wait for the Samsung FX2490HD get a good price on some Brazilian store.
But I do not know what happens with Samsung, their products are always in short supply in most shops, few shops were selling the FX2490HD, with prices and delivery times very bad. In the meantime I've been reading more and more reviews on this monitor and had so many complaints about the colors of the same (bad in the factory setting, requiring adjustments to be acceptable) that give desistindo acabei. As prices were too high for a monitor with TN panel, I thought it would be worth investing a little more and just buy a Dell Ultrasharp U2410, 24 which also has″, do not have digital TV, IPS uses painel more, has 5 year warranty and offers a large number of entries, including two DVI-D, a VGA, uma DisplayPort, uma HDMI, one component video and composite video.
I was very pleased with the Dell U2410, and happy to have given up on Samsung FX2490HD. With this continued making the connection from the PC to the monitor and DVI cable DVI 24 5 / M to HDMI / F was left, so do not take it out of the plastic, as can be seen in photos. But no problem, he will reserve for another that is connecting the PC to the TV, or saved for some future use. For the price of $2,69 USD (U.S. dollars two) to make an adapter compensates saved for not having to pay what it costs in the local market if you need an urgent (or even without such urgency, since the deadline is going to 1 month thanks to delays in release of IRS packages in Brazil).
As a buy, was made on 06/03/2011 and posted on 09/03. Arrived the day 20/04, almost a month and a half later. The description of the package came as "CABLE & ADAPTER”, with the declared weight 34 programs and declared value of $2,69 USD, real value of the product. The package was not taxed.
And I'm ending here the article on DVI 24 5 / M to HDMI / F (HDMI/F to DVI 24 5/M Adapter). If you also want to shop in DealExtreme, directly from Hong Kong, click here and good shopping.