A lot of people have problems when it comes to hooking up new computers or televisions. There are just too many cables. Finding out what plugs in where and what cable goes where can be a headache for a lot of people. Adapters are one way to work with cables and help you get the right connection between different types of equipment, dvi to hdmi cables are one type that allows you to hook your computer up to your flat screen television for example. DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface and HDMI for High-Definition Multimedia Interface.