To use this cable, simply connect one end to a video source device (like a Blu-ray player, computer, or streaming box), then connect the other end to your TV, computer monitor, or projector.
Most modern graphics cards can output HDMI signalling over DVI connectors, and some monitors and projectors can receive HDMI signalling through their DVI ports. On devices with such support, this cable allows resolutions up to 4K@60Hz.
When HDMI signal support is not present, this passive Single-Link adapter supports resolutions up to 1920x1200. HDMI is not pin-compatible with Dual-Link DVI, which means an active converter would be required for resolutions that are only supported by Dual-Link DVI.
This is a bi-directional cable. The DVI connector can be plugged into a display or a video source device, as can the HDMI connector.
Because HDMI cables are only able to carry digital signals, this adapter can not be used with DVI-A ports or passive DVI-to-VGA adapters.