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What is the dvi monitor/link used for?

I can't seem to get any use out of the dvi/monitor link input. I have tried to use a dvi/hdmi cable to connect both my cable box and my laptop. Both have the same result which is a blank screen. My laptop has a vga port, expansion port 3, and a hdmi port if this helps. I'm also using windows vista. If any one has any info on what i can connect to dvi/monitor link input? What might be compatible with it? Or, had any luck trying to use it. Please let me know.

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  • HAUTY Jan 06, 2009

    I am trying to use this input as a DVI input as described in my owners manual (pg 12 & pg 25). With a $100 Monster DVI cable(Fry's 10/2004) that is connected from the DVI output of my digital cable box to the M-Link / DVI-HD input on TV, I get nothing. Furthermore, I cannot seem to find any direction in the owners manual that describes how to enable this input IF that has to be performed. My model number is WS-65713. I'll be calling Mitsubishi Consumer Relations tomorrow (1/6/2009).

  • gscrivner7 May 11, 2010

    Have you tried to connect a dvd with hdmi output to the dvi input? If you still have no picture I would suspect the dvi circuit in the set. It should be able to handle any 408p signal as well as 1080i, however I believe it will not sync to 1080p.

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SOURCE: HDMI compatible?

yes the DVD player will work on it thru HDMI to DVI connector but however the audio is not carried on DVI so you will have to have a seperate audio cables. also the 1080p signal is not supported by this set 1080i only.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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SOURCE: No sound with HDMI to DVI connection

HDMI are only for video, you would need separate audio cables.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

SOURCE: Inputing HDMI signal to a WS-55313 55 via an HDMI-DVI cable

HDMI standard is a bear, especially "Older" versions. It should be possible to input HDMI to a DVI, either DVI-I or DVI-D, input, there are however DVI analogue too, in fact we have, 3 type of them, they are, DVI-I, DVI-A & DVI-D.... Also some HDMI do not send the Audio over it, as it should, so all in all it can be a pickle. So you MUST get a converter that works with your sort of DVI. You would have to select that DVI, input, which may be under Auxillary, or External or the like, try scrolling through your AV inputs, see if you "Find" it. if so, the set will "Read" the signal and display it automatically. The Audio, however will have to be done via the AV sockets, the Red & White stereo IN, from the DVD etc. If you have any other inputs such as Component Video, Green, Red, Blue, then this is the best way... The Audio, again must be routed to the AV, the Red & White Jacks. So ensure you have those outputs on your new DVD.
I have included a couple of links below about DVI & HDMI for your convenience. http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/faq.aspx

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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SOURCE: Trying to hook up HP DV6000 laptop to Mits 55859.

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SOURCE: I have a 2002 Mitsubishi

I have a 2005 rear projection mitsubishi medallion hd tv.... for some reason the hd channels do not look as HD as they used to... I went to my cable company and got a new cable box... but it is still not a crisp as it used to be. Could it be the settings on the cable box, settings on the tv or could something have gone bad in the tv?

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How to switch from analog to digital mode


Any contemporary monitor is able to switch analog/digital mode automatically if connection from signal source to monitor is set up properly.

Connect digital output from your graphic card to DVI input of the monitor. Disconnect any other signal cables from monitor and switch on both devices (PC & monitor). Wait a while. Monitor checks its inputs and a activates digital DVI, because it is only one active input on it.

If none picture excluding error message of monitor is displayed, go through these steps:
1) Check whether your monitor is set for automatic input selection. If monitor buttons have no response try to use analog input to activate screen (any picture, desktop background...) and then get monitor menu access by pressing menu button.

2) Find out what connector type has your graphics card in PC. Possibilities are: DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and some their options. See Wikipedia for connector look if you are not sure.
Remember that blue D-SUB (VGA) connectors are analogue and you cannot activate digital mode through analog VGA cable.

3) Use appropriate cable to connect monitor to PC.
Example: Your PC has HDMI output. Use HDMi-to-DVI cable. Your monitor input is DVI and common DVI-DVI cable is not suitable in case you have PC with the HDMI.
Note that DVI-to-DVI, DisplayPort-to-DVI etc. cables are available. You must buy right one.

Be aware that "Auto" button is inactive in digital mode of monitor.

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I have a dell dimension 3000, bought a new HP 2310E monitor with 3 ports. DVI, HDMI & display port. Told to buy a cable with VGA to connect to dell and DVI to connect to HP Monitor display port....


Hi sshorne9780,

I see that you are having a check input error on the Monitor/LCD that your are connecting to your Dell tower, please see steps below.

  • On your HP 2310E make sure that your HP is set to the input/source that you are using and make sure that you only use one type of video cable for the issue.
  • I see that you mentioned that you have a VGA cable and a DVI cable, you can only use one type of cable for a video connection.
  • VGA would be the Blue tipped cable connecting to the tower and going to the LCD monitor.
  • DVI this is a black cable connecting to a white port much bigger than a VGA port and is rectangular in shape unlike the VGA
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  • and on your LCD monitor check the input type to see video from the tower.
  • everything seems to be OK you just need to change the input of your LCD monitor for the video to show up on the screen.
  • also if you are using HDMI for the video u will need to change the setting of your Audio and set HDMI as the Default to have Audio come out from the HDMI connection together with video, the HDMI viedo will automatically be detected as long as the LCD monitor's input is set to HDMI.
I hope that this will able to help resolve your concern.

Thank you for choosing Fixya,

mvincentc

Apr 18, 2011 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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My DVI has no signal but my VGA does! what do i do? Please help me!!!


Your HP2009M monitor supports (3) methods of accepting signals from a computer. They are: 1) VGA, 2) DVI and, 3) HDMI.

You would connect the computer to the monitor using one connection only. Generally the VGA is the least desirable as it is an analog signal. The DVI and HDMI method provide digital paths into the monitor and often perform better. Your computer may only offer 1 or 2 connection choices, so you'll have to choose a cable type that is supported by both the computer and the monitor. The HDMI choice will pass audio signals to the the speakers in the monitor without needing to run a second cable between the stereo audio jack of the computer and the audio input jack of the monitor (located next to the HDMI jack) or to a set of external speakers (unless of course you prefer the external speakers).

The message you're seeing is normal. Once the monitor is connected to your computer, there will only be one active selection; VGA, DVI or HDMI. Since you're using the analog VGA jacks and cable, it is expected that you'll see a message that there is no signal present on the DVI (and HDMI) inputs when attempting to view signals on other inputs.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply, thank you.

Feb 26, 2011 | HP 2009M Monitor

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Cant get hdmi to work


What device are you connecting to the TV? Are you using an HDMI to HDMI cable or a DVI to HDMI cable (or another adapter in the cable or between the cables)?

Try using a different cable. Try connecting the source device to another TV. Basically, you want to see whether the TV's HDMI input is bad, the device output is not active, or if the cable is bad (or an adapter attached to the cable is bad). Adapters are likely failure points. If you are using a DVI to HDMI cable, check your cable and device specs. Single-link and dual-link DVI are different and not interchangeable when attached to an HDMI cable end.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(some computers (esp. laptops) will have external video ports turned off by default and you need to turn them on before you try to send the output to an external monitor (TV).)



Apr 17, 2010 | Televison & Video

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"invalid input" for hdmi


This model TV has specs for DVI, VGA, component video and S-video inputs. Are you using a DVI-HDMI cable? In that case, check your cable specs. DVI-I and DVI-D (single link and dual link) are not interchangeable and I would guess you have the wrong one connected to the HDMI for your unit.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Apr 12, 2010 | Olevia LT32HVM 32 in. LCD Television

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I have a Samsung Series 6-650 LCD TV (Model # LN46A650A1F). I am trying to connect my Laptop to use the TV as a monitor and have done everything to make it work, using a VGA/HDMI cable, but the TV refuses...


Why do you use VGA-HDMI cable? This TV works fine with VGA cable - it has VGA plug.
Or if your notebook has DVI output, then you can use DVI/HDMI cable and connect it to the TV to plug named DVI/HDMI (only one HDMI input is marked as DVI on TV).
I suppose that over HDMI the TV supports only some standard resolutions, but over VGA it supports almost every resolution laptops use. You can find supported resolutions for each input in the TV manual. Try setting the same resolution on the laptop.

Feb 28, 2010 | Samsung LN46A650 46 in. LCD HDTV

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Im trying to use my TV as my monitor for my pc?


What problem are you having? The connection should be fairly straight forward depending on your computer's video out. You can use a VGA cable, DVI to HDMI (check your graphics card manual for single link or dual link on the DVI side), or component video (even S-video). If you have HDMI out on the video card, use an HDMI cable. If you want to connect to the TV's speakers, you need at least an 3.5 mm audio cable (or 3.5 mm to RCA audio).

The DVI cable can be either a DVI to HDMI cable or DVI to DVI or HDMI to HDMI with a DVI to HDMI adapter at one or the other end.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(you will need to go through the input modes to find the signal. Some TVs need to be on (with no signal) before the computer is turned on.)

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Can i connect a dvid cable from the monitor to my flat screen tv hdmi to watch videos from my computer? Thank you Martin


the Flat Screen TV if has, a HDMI input, also has VGA Input.

You must choose :HDMI or VGA, if HDMI The VGA board must Have HDMI Connector, and you connect a HDMI cable to the TV.

The HDMI is a digital signal input/output, VGA is Analog Signal. You must have Signal Converter if you Use the 2 signals

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Samsung T220HD - can't access HDMI input sources


If it like my monitor, same hookups as yours, then when you want to use the hdmi port you need to disconnect the dvi cable. The monitor cannot read from hdmi & dvi when both are connected, Try this & see if your PS3 works. Good luck.

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Connecting an LCD TV to a computer to use as TV and Comp. Monitor.


Im no expert on the subject, but I use my L37 for a monitor, and use just the vga adapter. It works good as a monitor, and both dvds and my hdtv wonder tuner card look great through the vga connection. They do make adapters for dvi to hdmi. Although, hdmi also carries sound, but you wont get that out of your dvi output from your card. So you might not have sound when using that connection, as your tv may not look to the headphone type jack used for sound imput from your computer when you select the hdmi source on it. If you have speakers already connected to your computer you may not care. Also if you have a 720 p Vizio, 1366x768 is the highest resolution you are going to get out of it anyway, if I'm not mistaken. I'm Not sure why you would need 2 connectios to the same monitor either. I posted 1 link below because they had several dvi to hdmi adapters. Hope that helps.

http://www.bizrate.com/computercables_adapters/products__keyword--hdmi+dvi+d+dual+link.html

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