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post #1 of 3 Old 12-31-2011, 05:23 AM - Thread Starter
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In 2 of my Samsung sets, among the many HDMI inputs, there is a special one wich has DVI between Brackets.

Why is that? Can I only connect DVI-HDMI devices on this particular input? Can I connect normal HDMI-HDMI devices on it?

Also, my sets have a VGA + PC sound input. If I use the HDMI (DVI) input for video only, will it get sound from the PC sound input?
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You can buy cables from monoprice with HDMI on one end and DVI on the other. They also sell adapters. About the sound it's been so long since I used DVI that I forget.
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Since DVI to HDMI cables cannot carry sound, I suspect that there is a red and white audio connector pair associated with that one input. It could be the VGA+PC sound input you suspect. The only way to find out is in the manual or trial and error.

My Samsung LN52B550 has this setup with red and white audio input connectors specifically labeled for the DVI(HDMI) input.

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