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R G Feb 23, 2012, 09:19am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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HI guys

Im quite a noob at Screens.

I bought myself a Samsung 23 LED 1080 FULL HD PC screen yesterday and upon unpacking
I realized that I cant seem to find the HDMI input.
Theres only VGA, DVI inputs but no HDMI.
So what gives?

Thanks


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Meats_Of_Evil Feb 23, 2012, 12:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Samsung FULL HD with no HDMI input?
Well not all monitors are equipped with HDMI. But in this case you don't need it, just use DVI and you'll get the maximum resolution of the monitor and the quality is the same as HDMI, the only benefit of having HDMI would be if you were planing to use the built-in speakers of the monitor, since HDMI also carries an audio signal through the same cable, but who in their right mind would use those crappy speakers? :/

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john albrich Feb 23, 2012, 12:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 23, 2012, 12:48pm EST

 
>> Re: Samsung FULL HD with no HDMI input?
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Specifications and user manuals are your friends.

General shopping tips for the future...

Before clicking that "buy" button, always double-check by looking at the product specifications from the manufacturer's website. Retailers can and do sometimes post the wrong information on their product advertising/specs/features/pictures pages.

Don't rely on what you read in a user review if it mentions using a certain port or feature. User reviews DO get posted to the wrong product and/or the users don't know what the hell they're talking about. On the other hand, a user review can also warn you that the retailer's product description is wrong.

Where possible, download and read the user manual to make sure you understand any other limitations and how a given device connects to other devices. For example, the maximum displayed resolution on the screen from a given video adapter may change depending on which output port you use...and sometimes that info is available ONLY in the manual. HDCP may or may not be supported, etc.


edit to add:
For example, if a device doesn't support HDCP, then if you are trying to play a copy-protected HD movie, it either won't play at all or the video and audio will likely be down-converted and played as if you were viewing a DVD and had only a 2-channel stereo sound system. This limitation will be forced even if the display can technically per the specs show an HD image at a resolution like 1920x1080p and you have a 5.1HD sound system. If any device in the configuration doesn't support HDCP then one could be quite disappointed with the results.

Dr. Peaceful Feb 24, 2012, 12:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Samsung FULL HD with no HDMI input?
R G said:
...I bought myself a Samsung 23 LED 1080 FULL HD PC screen yesterday and upon unpacking
I realized that I cant seem to find the HDMI input.
Theres only VGA, DVI inputs but no HDMI...

That sucks man. I hate deceptive marketing. But like the others said, you can avoid that with more product research.

Well, one solution is to buy an DVI to HDMI adapter, if you really want to connect via HDMI. Only that you need to spend a few extra bucks...


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