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Can I use HDMI on my HP for the Extended desktop?

by yiwakawa / March 13, 2007 7:02 PM PDT


I just bought a HP Pavilion dv9000t series custom few days back to replace my iMac. I chose this computer for HP reputation and it came with HDMI out. I wanted to know if HDMI is the same thing as a DVI with sound can I use this as a output to connect the laptop to my 22" gateway display with DVI as a extended desktop? I talked with someone at radioshack about this and they sold me a cable with HDMI out and DVI in attached. Today I talked with someone who thought the HDMI was only used for TVs and not display. Is this true? If it is do anyone know what the cable I bought is used for? Did I waste fifty bucks too?

Thank you for your help.

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yes, you can use hdmi with a dvi pc monitor
by ramarc / March 14, 2007 1:12 AM PDT
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(NT) No, the cable is the same; tv or monitor.
by ahtoi / March 14, 2007 4:13 AM PDT
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OK got it!
by yiwakawa / March 14, 2007 5:16 AM PDT

Thanks for the clarification. It's just I used DVI with the Last two Macs I had and I don't want to go back to VGA connection ever again.

I never seen or heard of a HDMI on a PC or a Mac before and it raised some doubt after hearing and only seeing HDMI only in TV related products.

Again thank you.

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