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HDMI input and output

by seasider113 / January 21, 2012 6:48 PM PST

I am getting a new desktop and want advice.Do I need HDMI input and output.What would they be used for?Obviously I am a complete novice.

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Another port
by Willy / March 19, 2012 1:24 AM PDT
In reply to: HDMI input and output

HDMI ports are becoming the "goto" ports for modern future PCs. It just makes it possible to use any benefits it provides and it is a std. that's accepted and makers understand. Cables are aplenty and overall many users do connect to home TVs will become a more desirable port as in "generic" for connections. So, expect to see more of this as time goes.

tada -----Willy Happy

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by lacsr / January 21, 2012 8:40 PM PST
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HDMI are usually outputs from the video card and allow connections to TV or other devices for High Definition video and audio signals. The intended use of the new desktop will dictate whether that is needed or even a point of consideration. Normally HDMI is not used by the monitor but could possibly be used if the intended monitor is a TV.

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HDMI for monitors
by EscapePod / January 28, 2012 5:34 AM PST
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lacsr is correct about using the HDMI output of the PC to modern HiDef TVs. However, several late model PC monitors also use HDMI for their digital input because the connectors take less space on the monitor's terminal block than the older DVI digital connectors. These monitors just don't use the sound pinouts.
Additionally, the HDMI cables are cheaper and easier to find than the DVI cables these days.

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Do you need HDMI?
by ChuckT / January 23, 2012 8:45 AM PST
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HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the current hot way of connecting audio and video devices with a single, bi-directional (both sides can talk to each other) small (a lot smaller than most other connectors) and very fast interface.

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get it
by haugs / March 17, 2012 11:18 PM PDT
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The plain and simple fact is if you do not get it on the pc you will regret it. I have had a few pc's and since hdmi has come out i've regretted not having it on all pc's, so get it trust me!!

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