Question about DVI Cable from Video Card to Monitor
I bought a 19" widescreen lcd that supports DVI, because someone told me in order to use HDTV you need a monitor with DVI or HDMI (I think) support. However, I don't know what usage the DVI cord is. I can't figure out where to plug it in.
Location: Vancouver - OTA, Pioneer KURO Elite Signature PRO-141FD, 27" iMac, WDTV Live.
The ATI HDTV Wonder is a tuner card, not a GPU (I believe) so we will need to know what the make and model of the videocard is. If the videocard only has a VGA output, then as stampeder notes, you will need a VGA to DVI-I adaptor.
If the videocard only has a VGA output, you will need a VGA to DVI-I adaptor.
I doubt that will be useful as it would just provide DVI-A, which provides no advantage over VGA. Many monitors (and HDCP) require DVI-D. It's best just to run a VGA cable if that is all the video card supports. To take full advantage of DVI, a video card that supports DVI-D and HDCP is required. Since such cards are in short supply right now, it would be best to wait until DVI video cards that support HDCP become cheaper. Unless the monitor supports both DVI and HDCP, the question is somewhat moot anyway. Any VGA or DVI video card should be Ok. Just use whatever cable supplied with the monitor that works. If no VGA cable was supplied, the one from the old monitor should work.