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Newbie question that i'm sure has been asked a million times.  I currently run DVI to my monitor from my computer.  If i switched to HDMI, would i achieve any improvement in any capacity?  Or are the two equal in terms of quality, performance, etc?  My new monitor has a DVI input and a HDMI input.  I was thinking about switching to HDMI but not if it doesn't get me anything better.



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HDMI includes audio.

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HDMI will likely be required for content like some BD discs, games and anything needing HDCP verification. While DVI is *supposed* to support HDCP, very few devices actually implement HDCP on DVI.

Otherwise there's no reason to give it much thought. If you run into some activity that requires HDMI, the software will happily let you know. DVI is certainly a more secure connection.
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