HDMI to DVI Video Adapter Buying Guide

Types of HDMI to DVI Video Adapters

Standard HDMI Adapters and Couplers

This standard adapter comes with either rotating or angled connectors. They include couplers and adapters such as HDMI to DVI or HDMI to VGA. Devices that use this type of adapter include DVD players and satellites. They are ideal for televisions that are HDTV, LCD, DLP, or plasma. They come in either male-to-female or female-to-male connections and support up to 1080 p resolution.

Mini HDMI adapter

The mini adapters are a bit smaller than the standard ones. They can be either male-to-female or female-to-male. Like the standard adapters, they connect mobile devices to televisions or laptops that have standard displays with DVI, VGA, or HDMI connectors. When used with an HDMI cable, they can support up to 1080p resolution.

Micro HDMI Adapters

The micro adapters are the smallest version of adapters. They can connect mobile devices to a television or laptops that feature standard HDMI, DVI, or VGA connectors. Micros are also ideal for tablets. These also come in male/female connection variants. These can support up to 1080p resolution.

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Adapter type

Not all mobile devices are the same. While a lot of them may take standard adapters, others may need micro or mini ones. Check out you device to see if it is compatible with the DVI-D cord that goes into the television. Buy the best quality for your budget.


Quality HDMI adapters have real gold-plated connectors for the best connection and resolution. Ones that do not have this feature will not give you as good of a picture and may come lose easily. They can also become corroded if they do not have the gold-plating. Some adapters have multiple connectors.


The best HDMI adaptors support up to 1080 P resolution and 24b color resolution. You can take pictures and videos from your mobile device and enhance them on your HDMI television or A/C screen. You can find information about resolution on the packaging or from the manufacturer.

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This adapter is easy to adapt. It is a standard HDMI that is compatible with all video/digital equipment. Customers can enjoy HDMI qualities from their DVI format. It features two different adapters and has a 24-k gold plated contact and seal that resists corrosion.


SIENOC Displayport DP Male to HDMI Female DP to HDMI Adapter Cable Video Audio Converter Color.

This model features digital audio transmission input that is high quality. The display is a male port to and HDMI female output. It supports resolutions at 24-bit color depths that are greater than 2048 X 1536. The Sienoc connector has a minimum 24 bpp, 1080 p resolutions and 50/50 HZ. It complies with display port 1.1 for both 2.7Gbps and 1.62, up to 2.25 Gbps. It can take pictures and movies from your computer and put them on the big screen.


StarTech Mini DVI to HDMI Video Cable Adapter for Macbooks and iMacs (MDVIHDMIMF).

This mini adapter has one 32-pin DVI male and one HDMI female connectors. It lets buyers see the video signal from a mini device that is equipped with DVI on an television or A/C receiver that is equipped with HDMI. Instead of using a computer monitor, you can use your HDTV to watch movies. The StarTech adapter has a plug and play connectivity, so you can quickly plug your computer into a bigger display.


Deconn 4-in-1 Thunderbolt Mini Display Port to HDMI/DVI/VGA/Audio with Micro USB Port Adapter for Apple iMac/Laptop ?Microsoft Sufacepro 2,3,4 ,Dell Disppayport adapter.

This is a mini adapter with multiple functions. It had audio output and supports three types of output at the same time with a maximum resolution of 1920 X 1200. You can watch YouTube, movies, or listen to iTune songs. Since it is lightweight, it can be taken anywhere you need it. It requires a separate cable for you to connect your computer or tablet to the television. You can transmit both pictures and sound to the television screen. This adapter features a charging system that can be connected from a USB port to your charger. It also has gold-plated connectors that are corrosion-resistant. They are rigid enough to have quality signal performance. This is the perfect adaptor to let you share videos, pictures, and games to an HDTV screen.


C2G / Cables To Go 41358 HDMI Micro Male to DVI Female Adapter Converter Dongle.

If you have a tablet, laptop, or other mobile devile that is HDMI enabled, this micro adaptor will connect it to a DVD-D display. This adapter has a dongle design and will not stress the port of a small mobile device the way some other connectors do. The C2G adaptor has up to a 1920x1200 video resolution for high performance applications. You simply connect the adapter to your mobile device into a DVI-D cable, which will then go into the television.