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hdmi to dvi with audio

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by PAT ADLARD, Mar 13, 2012.


    PAT ADLARD New Member

    Mar 13, 2012
    Hi, I have Philips flat Screen TV, and last November I aquired a Virgin Media Tivo Box, While the Tivo is very adaptable, on installation, the fitter said that as the Tivo box has HDMI output, and my TV has DVI input we would not be able to watch TV in HD, and said that a suitable HDMI to DVI with a separate audio was available almost worldwide.We settled on connection via a scart cable, but that does not carry HD data. I have searched almost nightly to find such a cable, and they seem to be non existent, has anybody out there experienced this problem,and if they have, what is the solution. I have contacted Virgin Media and Philips and have not had a satisfactory solution. So I have a HD TV, a Tivo box that will provide HD. and I am unable to watch.........
  2. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    What type of audio input is paired with the DVI input on the TV?
  3. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

    Feb 8, 2009
    If im reading you right you have been given bad informatiom. DVI does carry HD video signal, DVI does NOT carry any audio signals.
    You can buy a HDMI to DVI cable many places, one of the cheapest would be Monprice.com.
    Using a HDMI to DVI cable you would need a seperate connection for audio, either RCA cables, otpical cable or coax.
  4. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    This is completely false. First of all, if your TV has a component input, you can use the component output from the TiVo. Secondly, a DVI input is fully compatible with the video of an HDMI output. The only issue is DVI does not support audio of any sort. A $15 HDMI / DVI cable will work just fine for the video.

    I don't know of one, and while it is certainly possible to separte the audio and video on an HDMI connector, I don't know of any devices that will accept HDMI audio only.


    You don't mention how you are attempting to provide audio. Are you using an A/V Receiver? If so, does it have an HDMI input? If so, then just take the HDMI output from the TiVo to the AVR, and then convert the AVR's HDMI output to DVI with an adapter. If not, then take either the digital audio output or the analog audio output from the TiVo and send it to whatever device you are using for audio, and use an HDMI / DVI adapter cable from the TiVo to the TV.
  5. kent_the_geek

    kent_the_geek ktg1

    Aug 27, 2008
    Get Monoprice model 5557, which does a bunch of stuff (switching) you don't seem to need. It does siphon off the audio to optical, coax, and analog stereo outputs. You can also get HDMI to DVI cables from Monoprice. I've used one of these before and it worked very well. You may or may not have HDCP issues with your TV.
  6. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    That would be rather difficult since the Virgin Media TiVo doesn't have component output.

    With no audio.

    He doesn't want to separate it, he wants to convert it to something usable by his TV. And such devices do exist.

    Yes, SCART. Google is your friend.

    Geez. How about giving him a chance to answer the question. Why do you assume the VM TiVo has analog audio out? It doesn't.
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    Yeah, I found that one too. Would be cheaper get an HDMI to DVI adapter/cable and a Digital Toslink to analog converter(Amazon actually has a lower price for the latter than monoprice). But, since we as yet have no idea what kind of audio input is associated with the DVI input, we're speculating.
  8. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003
    It's a European thing.
  9. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Before he bothers spending much money on cables etc, OP needs to find out if the DVI input on his tv supports HDCP Digital Rights Management. If not, he will need a HDMI to analog component converter that strips HDCP issues from HD content like the HD Fury.
  10. poppagene

    poppagene User

    Dec 29, 2001
    Your Philips flat screen with dvi input only has served you well and is ready for retirement. You'll find the newer models all have hdmi and many useful features that your current television lacks.

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