How to Use an HDMI to DVI Cable

By Contributing Writer

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the latest digital multimedia standard that supports both video and 8-channel audio with a single cable. DVI is Digital Video Interface. This technology is used to connect computer video cards to LCD monitors. An HDMI to DVI cable allows a conversion between these two types interfaces. A frequent application is connecting a computer to a TV.

Step 1

Purchase an HDMI to DVI cable (see resources).

Step 2

Insert the cable's DVI connector into the computer's DVI port.

Step 3

Plug the cable's HDMI connector into the other device's HDMI port.

Step 4

Tighten the cable's DVI connector screws to secure the connection if necessary.

Tips & Warnings

  • An HDMI to DVI cable does not transfer a sound signal.