DVI-D vs. DVI-I: Is the digital video quality any different

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Since DVI-D is all digital and DVI-I is digital and analog, I am wondering if DVI-I sacrifices any digital quality in order to also support analog.

Best Answer

No, The analog signal is carried over extra wires that is present in a DVI-I cable that is not in a DVI-D Cable.

Click the image below for a larger view. Color coded representation of a DVI connector

Here is another image comparing the different types of connections with the different pin-outs. Comparison of pinouts


Both images taken from the Wikipedia page on DVI

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