What are DVI connectors?
What's the difference between DVI-I and DVI-D with respect to digital TFT displays? I know that there is a subtile difference in the pin configuration between the two and that one also has the capability to run an analogue signal through it (so you could still connect a CRT using this terminal). I also believe that one is downwards compatable but which one. Any insight into this topic or even a link to another techincal site would be greatly appreciated.
This question was answered on May 20, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.About DVI connectors
A DVI connection can be one of three types - DVI-I, DVI-D or DVI-A (very rare!) .
DVI-I contains both the digital and analog connections, (DVI-D DVI-A) , it's essentially a combination of DVI-D and DVI-A cables within one cable.
DVI-D (like DFP or P&D-D (EVC)) is a digital only connection If both devices being connected support a Digital DVI connection (DVI-I or DVI-D compatible) and are compatible in resolutions, refresh rates and sync, using a DVI-D cable will ensure that you are using a digital connection rather than an analog connection, without playing around with settings to assure this
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 20, 2003