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    May 2012
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    Just use DisplayPort or DVI unless you're plugging your PC into a TV, in which case you use HDMI. Never use HDMI when you have DisplayPort or DVI as an option.
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    J!NX's Avatar
    February 2006
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    hdmi is shit tbh
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    September 2013
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    hdmi is shit tbh
    With dual mode DP I don't see the point in even having HDMI ports on most devices. I connect to something that only has that so infrequently I'd rather use a dirt cheap media changer and have a more useful port most of the time.
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    Just use DisplayPort or DVI unless you're plugging your PC into a TV, in which case you use HDMI. Never use HDMI when you have DisplayPort or DVI as an option.
    Any version of HDMI past 1.3 is basically equal to DVI, and any version past 2.0 is better.

    Honestly, just the convenience of having a smaller connector and no separate audio cable is enough to make me prefer HDMI, outside fringe cases like a video card that only does HDMI 1.2 going to a 1440p monitor (which yes, I've done). Granted, I prefer DP over them both, but HDMI is perfectly fine.

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    Any version of HDMI past 1.3 is basically equal to DVI, and any version past 2.0 is better.

    Honestly, just the convenience of having a smaller connector and no separate audio cable is enough to make me prefer HDMI, outside fringe cases like a video card that only does HDMI 1.2 going to a 1440p monitor (which yes, I've done). Granted, I prefer DP over them both, but HDMI is perfectly fine.
    Nah, DVI is better than 1.4, far more flexible that wasn't full of arbitrary restrictions.
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    Nah, DVI is better than 1.4, far more flexible that wasn't full of arbitrary restrictions.
    Like what?

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    May 2008
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    While I wish I could switch to DP everything, a vast majority of the devices I use only have HDMI ports.

    Convenience wins this time for now, unfortunately.
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    September 2013
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    Like the limitation of 60hz despite the equivalent DVI spec allowing higher. DVI spec allowed more direct interface with the monitor which helped give to the rise of Koreashit overclockable monitors. IIRC DVI has no royalties either so pricing is usually less.
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    J!NX's Avatar
    February 2006
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    DP

    1. Can be locked in place, kind of annoying to lose your cable when moving a monitor around

    2. Has a significantly higher ceiling for Hz and resolution

    3. Can be daisy-chained, which is insanely useful

    4. Has bi-directional auxiliary, but I've not personally seen what this is used for
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    October 2010
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    Display port obviously 144hz monitor

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    snip wrong thread im gay please make fun of me because I'm an embarrassment
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    March 2010
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    dvi has the coolest looking port so I use that one.
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    November 2009
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    I use SCART for most stuff to be honest. Much more pleasing on the eyes than the sharp, pointy edges you get on HDMI or DP.
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    Like the limitation of 60hz despite the equivalent DVI spec allowing higher. DVI spec allowed more direct interface with the monitor which helped give to the rise of Koreashit overclockable monitors. IIRC DVI has no royalties either so pricing is usually less.
    HDMI hasn't been locked to 60Hz for eons - monitors can advertize any resolution/frequency combo as a vendor extension, and it'll generally work (at least with PCs). The only reason 1080p120 took so long was because they didn't have enough bandwidth for it.

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    HDMI hasn't been locked to 60Hz for eons - monitors can advertize any resolution/frequency combo as a vendor extension, and it'll generally work (at least with PCs). The only reason 1080p120 took so long was because they didn't have enough bandwidth for it.
    I was specifically talking about DVI dual link vs HDMI 1.4. It had enough bandwidth, dual link was capable and had the same. It was just arbitrary.