DVI to HDMI transmits sound! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
Resident Nightowl
Fat.Clown's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 3,315
Default DVI to HDMI transmits sound!

I used a simple DVI to HDMI cable (not powered or active, doesn't even have ferrite chokes) to connect my video card (MSI GTX 465) to my TV/Monitor (Samsung T23A350) and it has sound coming through the monitor speakers.

I always thought DVI couldn't transmit sound. no point of this thread, I just wanted to share.

Fat.Clown is offline  
Old 04-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
patonb's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,737
Default Re: DVI to HDMI transmits sound!

Yha that is quite odd.

Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 04-25-2012, 04:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
MindoverMaster's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: DVI to HDMI transmits sound!

I thought DVI-D could do audio and video.
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 04-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Poland, NY
Posts: 37

Certain devices are capable of outputting hdmi from a dvi out. It's product specific. This is from Wikipedia using your situation as proof of validity.
Pocketlips is offline  
Old 04-26-2012, 04:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
The Grinch
c0rr0sive's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: asdf
Posts: 8,688
Default Re: DVI to HDMI transmits sound!

Any HDCP compliant video card will support sound out from the GPU it self as it is a seperate audio device. You just have to set that as the default for the audio stream your using. But yea, HDCP = requires audio support.

My ancient ATI 3850 is HDCP compliant and used a DVI-HDMI converter and gave me sound at the same time.
c0rr0sive is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dvi to hdmi cable or hdm cable with dvi adaper NYbadboy911 Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 3 07-30-2009 11:17 AM
dvi hdmi help nilaydharma Sony Playstation 3 05-18-2009 03:53 PM
HDMI-to-DVI cables ReeF666 System Upgrades 11 05-13-2008 10:00 PM
Dvi - Hdmi Pinscher New Systems | Building and Buying 8 04-04-2007 10:45 AM
dvi or hdmi robina_80 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 11-14-2006 10:33 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.