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    DVI - HDMI Adaptor question

    This is a discussion on DVI - HDMI Adaptor question within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Unfortunately on a DRX595, you will not be able to connect it to your TV without SCART or HDMI. Using ...

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      Re: DVI - HDMI Adaptor question

      Unfortunately on a DRX595, you will not be able to connect it to your TV without SCART or HDMI. Using a DRX595 box, and your current TV setup, it's best to use SCART; or purchase a different TV with HDMI input.

      Of course, you can purchase converters for HDMI, for example, HDMI to DVI/VGA etc. I've not searched, but you can probably get converters for HDMI to SCART too; however that won't do too good. SCART can only output a maximum of 576i/p; so you won't be able to utilise HD quality. So in other words, your current set up is at it's best.

      If you're interested in purchasing HDMI to DVI; that would probably increase the quality just slightly. However, DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is simply for rendering videos; hence why very common in computer monitors. As a result, they do NOT transfer audio/sound data, only visual; again, why computer monitors use DVI (most monitors do not output sound, and if a monitor does have integrated sound, the sound input is coming from an additional source; i.e. connected directly to the computer's audio port).

      Furthermore, if your current TV does not have a HDMI port, your TV is most likely not "HD Ready" - i.e. does not support the lowest HD quality, which is 720i/p (resolution of 1280x720 pixels). Again, and finally why I'm empathising that your best method to receive the best video and audio is to go through the SCART connector (or purchase another TV with HDMI port; but I'm sure you don't want to do this).

      All the best.

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      Re: DVI - HDMI Adaptor question

      One of these might be suitable (although you might find the price a little high):

      Also simply connect the sound via a paired phono cable:

      Of course you don't need the gold contacts for the sound, it just happened to be what came up in the search.

      Now I know that the DRX595 doesn't have the phono sockets on the rear, but one of these should resolve that issue:

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