I'm not sure which section this topic would go into.
Yesterday I bought an HP Pavilion AMD Athlon II 445 Computer (P6732F) as a base to build a low-budget video editing setup (I'll be adding more RAM later), along with an ACER S211HL 21.5" LED BACKLIT LCD MONITOR since I'll be editing 1080p video.
The computer doesn't have an HDMI output, so I asked a store employee how I'd get the video to appear on the screen as HD. He told me I'd need to get a $50 cord (Dynex DVI-D to HDMI) to have it up-convert the video for me.
I bought the cord, but when I was hooking up my computer yesterday, I couldn't find where the other end (non-DVI) goes. I assumed that it would go into the HDMI port on the monitor, but there's only DVI, D-Sub, and VGA ports on the monitor.
So now I'm a little confused - are the visuals already in HD? Am I supposed to hook the adapter cord into another cord? I'm a novice LCD monitor owner, so any help would be appreciated. I'd like to know whether I actually need the cord or should return it.