Originally Posted by Chad711
So you mean any tv/monitor that has a hdmi port is just DVI + audio??? I never knew that.
As for the color are you talking about the frame around it? I didnt like it either but my brother paints custom car jobs so a little airbrushing will fix that!
HDMI is a digital signal combining audio and video, dvi is a cable that is digital but only sends the visual information, digital audio is traditionally sent via a s/pdif cable or optical. Its like comparing RCA, Component, VGA, Scart they all transfer analogue signals but they are different methods of doing so with different connectors.
Any monitor/tv with a HDMI port will accept a DVI->HDMI cable but as dvi is visual and not audio you will have no sound and will need to attach it manually. Modern Nvidia Gpus can now accept audio signals to encode with there video but you need to use there adapter. Ati has gone down a different route by placing a small soundcard chipset on the gpu board so that it has dual functions. The penn-ultimate was the Ati all in wonder series which had a gpu/soundcard and tv card all on one die but those stopped 3 years ago. Yes I was refferring to the frame it looks fairly brash and disgusting imo I have this monitor and its beautiful in aluminium casing