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TV as PC Monitor

by lod254 / July 6, 2010 12:50 AM PDT

I'm trying to hook up my PC to my TV. My PC has a DVI-I connection and my TV has a DVI-D connection. Would a DVI-I to DVI-D cable allow me to use my TV as a monitor? I'm looking to set up a PC with the TV as an emulator machine so I can clean up all my old systems and games.

If my idea would work, where can I purchase such a cable? I've had a hard time finding them on the internet and none of the local stores like BestBuy or RadioShack have one.

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I believe the DVI-I has both analog and digital support;
by ahtoi / July 6, 2010 1:19 AM PDT
In reply to: TV as PC Monitor

So take a look at the connector, the dvi-d cable should be able to connect to the dvi-i connector.

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by lod254 / July 6, 2010 3:15 AM PDT

I'm not sure what you're saying other than they can connect. Will this work for using the TV essentially as a monitor?

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Give it a try.
by ahtoi / July 6, 2010 5:54 AM PDT
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It won't hurt the tv. Just be sure to set the display resolution no higher than your tv's resolution and maybe reset the refresh rate down to 60hz as well.

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