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3.0 out of 5 stars Works for one purpose, April 4, 2012
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This review is from: Importer520 Gold Plated HDMI Female to DVI-D Male Video Adapter (Electronics)
It was my intent to use this adapter to hook my ps3 to my computer monitor. Everything I was reading on the interwebs said this would work and there will be no problems. They were wrong. After spending hours trying to figure out why it wasn't recognizing the signal, I found a comment explaining it all: This adapter only works in one direction. Meaning, it will turn DVI into HDMI to hook up to a television or monitor, but it will not turn HDMI into DVI. "Information that could have been brought to my attention yesterday!" (in my best Jimmy Fallon playing Adam Sandler in SNL's celebrity Jeopardy voice) I'm keeping the product, since at some point I will want to hook my desktop up to the tv permanently, and this will come in handy at that point.
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Initial post: Jun 5, 2013 1:08:11 PM PDT
no_deadbeats says:
I love Jimmy Fallon and I know the EXACT SNL line you're talking about. Thanks for the tip on this product. Did you ever find something to convert HDMI to DVI?

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 1:56:17 PM PDT
G. Martini says:
Actually it works both ways, as long as the HDMI source does not require HDCP. I use it to hook up my Raspberry Pi to my LCD Monitor and it works just fine.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 8:11:06 PM PDT
E. Oh says:
It clearly says HDMI female to DVI male adapter...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2013 9:54:22 PM PDT
Miso says:
I'm asking the very same question. Have either of you guys found what works? I'm trying to connect my PS3 to my monitor which has DVI D as well as D SUB inputs

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2013 2:16:41 PM PDT
Curtis Hogg says:
You can't - The PS3's HDMI output uses HDCP, a copy protection system that's part of the HDMI specification. Your DVI monitor does not support HDCP (No DVI monitors do), and thus won't work. You'd need to use your PS3's A/V out with a component video cable in order to get non-HDCP HD output, and then use a component-to-VGA cable - Component video, while HD, is an analog signal so you can't convert it to DVI without another device as an intermediary.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2013 4:13:42 PM PDT
Miso says:
Thanks a MILL! Crisp clear explanation. Cheers!

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