As HDMI is backward-compatible with DVI, the Belkin F2E8242b10 HDMI to DVI cable offers an ideal solution for connecting an HDMI-capable component and display to equipment with a DVI port. Featuring superior material and advanced construction, the Belkin F2E8242b10 HDMI to DVI cable delivers the highest level of signal quality for clear and accurate picture.
Belkin Pure AV F2E8242B10 HDMI to DVI Cable
Pros: I purchased this HDMI to DVI cable to use it as a DVI to HDMI cable. Before purchasing this cable I tested the capability of my KDS50A2000 to run a HDMI connection with my ATI HD6870 graphics card in my pc. All went well and the HDMI v1.4 cable I used to connect the PC to the HDTV even carried the audio through. OK, so under the knowledge that HDMI is backwards compatible with DVI because they share the same signal, I decided to connect my HDTV to my old pc which only had two DVI ports on it. I used the purchased Belkin cable to carry the DVI signal from my old gaming PC to the HDTVs HDMI port. It works fine and now I found a use for my old gaming PC as a multimedia computer for watching HD videos and surfing the Internet in high def. The only downside is that when using a DVI to HDMI cable no audio will be carried through because DVI does not normally carry audio (at least with older ATI AGP cards like the HD 3850).
Cons: I encountered a major con with this cable as soon as I connected it between my PC (ATI HD3850 AGP 8X) and my HDTV (SONY KDS50A2000). I got the dreaded "PINK" screen. The Belkin DVI to HDMI adapter was NOT carrying the green signal to the HDTV, and/or if it was the HDTV was not recognizing the digital green signal. At first I thought it might have been due to an older version of Catalyst Control Center...nope...then I tried other cables like composite, component, analog...nope...Hmmm...scratches head...must be the Belkin cable I thought to myself. So I unplugged it and out of one last desperate attempt to get it to work plugged it into the alternate HDMI port on my TV. It worked great when I switched ports and the PINK screen vanished. I switched the cable back to the first port to see if the PINK screen would return and it did not return. So, I honestly can't be certain what caused the PINK screen but its gone and that's what matters. Could be the cable, could be the TV. Shrugs...
Other Thoughts: I like when things work the first time through. I am going to give this product 3 eggs because it eventually worked. Not sure what the problem was as I mentioned before, but most cables are plug and play (plugging them in and out and switching ports to make them work is NOT normal). Also, the Belkin cable sent to me was not the same "nice" looking cable as in the photo for the product on this page. The cable I received was much cheaper looking and the connecting screws were almost too short to screw into my HD 3850's mounting holes.
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Pros: Very good picture quality, I had one that was far shorter, and this one to upgrade, picture quality is great, not a bad price either.
Cons: can't think of any major ones, maybe that I cant use it with my consoles? Anything negative is irrelevant to the product
Other Thoughts: Maybe I should have just purchased a M-M HDMI cable and just bought a decent adapter, many ways to skin a cat.
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“I purchased this HDMI to DVI cable to use it as a DVI to HDMI cable. Before purchasing this cable I tested the capability ...”— Brad 7/28/2011
“Very good picture quality, I had one that was far shorter, and this one to upgrade, picture quality is great, not a bad price ...”— 2/22/2011