Question Should a HDMI => DVI-D single link adaptor work with a DVI-D dual link monitor?

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I have a laptop and I'm trying to hook it up to a monitor.

The output from the laptop is HDMI, and the input to the monitor is a DVI-D dual link. With it, I have a DVI-D dual link cable. I also have a HDMI to DVI-D single link adaptor. When I plug this into the cable & laptop, the monitor doesn't appear to receive any signal.

As it happens I got to try it with just a HDMI cable and another monitor that has HDMI input and it works fine. Unfortunately that one doesn't belong to me so it's not really a solution.

My question is, should this work? I don't want to go out and buy another adaptor if it turns out this isn't what the problem is.

Thanks...
 

jojesa

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I have a laptop and I'm trying to hook it up to a monitor.

The output from the laptop is HDMI, and the input to the monitor is a DVI-D dual link. With it, I have a DVI-D dual link cable. I also have a HDMI to DVI-D single link adaptor. When I plug this into the cable & laptop, the monitor doesn't appear to receive any signal.

As it happens I got to try it with just a HDMI cable and another monitor that has HDMI input and it works fine. Unfortunately that one doesn't belong to me so it's not really a solution.

My question is, should this work? I don't want to go out and buy another adaptor if it turns out this isn't what the problem is.

Thanks...
No, it won't work unless the adapter you have is a powered HDMI to DVI Dual-Link Active Adapter.

If the adapter you have is not powered, then it does not support DVI Dual-Link. That one could work to connect an HDMI display or projector to a computer but not the other way around.
 
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