Which is better HDMI or DVI

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pappnase999
There is no such thing as no, the companies just wanted to bring a new connector design that looks a bit more technical on the market. There is a short guide on Youtube, which HDMI pins you have to pinch off in order to get a DVI-compatible connector (just enter "HDMI to DVI" in youtube)!
hphersel
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is an electronic interface for the transmission of VideoData. In the computer sector, DVI developed into a standard for connecting TFT monitors to the graphics card of a computer. There are televisions that process signals from digital sources such as computers or DVD players via a DVI input. The HDMI interface is much more widespread in consumer electronics.
High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI for short) is an interface developed in mid-2003 for the fully digital transmission of Audio and video-Data in consumer electronics. It standardizes existing procedures, increases the quality features compared to them and also offers a coherent copy protection concept (DRM).
Rock tan
We have now plagiarized that nicely, Mr Hpherberg.
Paul Schneider
In terms of the quality of the transmitted image signal, both standards are equivalent. However, HDMI is a combined connector standard that transmits both picture and sound information. DVI only transmits image information. There are adapters for both connector variants, whereby it should be noted that, of course, no sound information is transmitted when transmitting from DVI to HDMI standard.
hphersel
@Rocktan: You are right, no question. But firstly, Wikipedia is tried so often here that it is not worth specifying it explicitly, because everyone knows and suspects this source, and secondly, what I think is even more important: I was able to find this information within a few seconds; what stopped the questioner from entering the two terms in Wikipedia? What I can do, everyone else can too. Why should I bother rephrasing this now?
Mik33
Hello!

The DVI cable is the standard cable for the PC. Some other electronic devices also have a DVI connector.
The HDMI cable is the successor or continuation of the DVI cable. The HDMI even ensures that analog and digital images can be processed and transmitted at the same time.
The future lies in the HDMI cable.
dasRumpelstiltskin
@ Mik33

It is exactly the opposite. DVI transmits digital and analog signals, HDMI only digitally.
Kirk Kraus
Apart from the arrangement of the contacts of the connectors of the two standards, there are only a few differences. Both transmission options are qualitatively roughly the same, but they differ in the variety of their transmission. While HDMI can transmit both picture and sound, the DVI standard only transmits pure picture information.
ztobi
What many do not know: DVI could in principle also transmit audio data. Why shouldn't it? The problem is rather that the standard only provides video and therefore hardly any manufacturer (e.g. a graphics card) outputs audio data via DVI as is the case with HDMI. How should the monitor process these after all, it does not expect any audio signal at the DVI port.

In addition, HDMI offers a higher transmission capacity. If you want to watch BluRays or 3D films, you won't get very far with DVI.

If you would like more information on this, this article will be very helpful: HDMI DVI - Differences