How To Handle DVI-D Input Format


09.08.2011

How To Handle DVI-D Input Format

Will start by explaining what DVI means. This is a short abbreviation from direct video interface and is used to make a connection between an LCD monitor or television and a computer. We could put this type of connection in three categories that would contain the general types of DVI input ports and cables in order to make the connection work. These would be DVI to analogue input, DVI-D and last but not least DVI. There is one big difference between the DVI-A, DVI format which are both in relationship with digital and analogue signals while the DVI-D format can transmit only in high quality. This format also is a fast video one offering all this time a higher-quality image.

I consider that the 1st rule when it comes to handling and projecting a DVI-D input is to have a video card that has a DVI-D port installed on the computer. Here are the steps required when you are using a DVI-D input.

  • 1st of all turn off your computer. Then remove the cable that connects the desktop screen and your computer unit. This is normally the cable that connects your monitor with the VGA video card.

  • Now search and locate your DVI-D port on the video card. This will be found on the back of your computer unit. This is usually placed near your VGA port, the same place you removed the other cable.

  • This is the step where you connect the DVI-D cable connector to the DVI-D port on the video card. We already discussed that this is placed on the back of the computer desktop tower. You must know that all video cards use digital video signals but at the same time convert it into an analog one when it enters the VGA port. The same system applies when you are connecting a DVI port in your digital television. The only difference is that instead of converting the signal back and forward, it remains the same all the time.

  • Now simply attach the other end of the DVI-D cable in the DVI-D port located on the back of your television set or LCD screen.

  • Now simply turn on or off your monitor or LCD screen. You configure the new display by clicking on the Windows “Start” icon and then selecting the “Control Panel” option. From there click on the “Display” option and select “Settings.” Now it comes to selecting the resolution that is supported by your TV. If you find difficulties when it comes to this I recommend going and checking your device setting in the manual. On the other hand you can move the bar a little until you fill the image is good.

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