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What is DVI?

Definition – What does DVI (Digital Visual Interface) mean?

DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a port used to connect display devices such as projectors or LCD monitors with the input devices. Most DV support both analog and digital displays, if the display is analog, the DVI automatically convert the digital signals to an analog signal. If the display is digital, no conversation is necessary. There are total three different types of DV connections are available such as DVI-A for analog display, DVI-D for digital display and DVI-I for both analog and digital display.

Glossary Web explains DVI (Digital Visual Interface)

Digital Visual Interface was created to transfer digital data from computer to all LCD monitor or projectors. The spread data is always in binary form, and after transferring, each pixel from the source device is reflected in the same way on the display side. That is completely different from an analog system, where electric attenuation and noise affect the resulting image on display. DVI also has the capability to reduce overall power consumption. DVI support high bandwidth signal, over 160 MHz that means it can be used for a high-resolution display such as UXGA and HDTV, you may find DVI ports on the video card in the computer as well as on high-end TV.

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